Tuesday 14th September 2021 7.30pm / Main House


Leon McCawley (piano)

(Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2021 season)



Haydn – Piano sonata in C, Hob XVI/50

Mozart – Fantasie in C minor, K475

Mozart – Piano sonata in C minor, K457

Schubert – Piano sonata in G major, K894


British pianist Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire. McCawley’s recent CD of Haydn Sonatas Volume III for SOMM Recordings is no exception: “He’s a thoughtful, keenly intelligent artist in peak form, who brings a wealth of pianistic resources to this incomparable music.” (Gramophone, January 2021).

In contrast to Clare Hammond’s concert earlier this month, Leon McCawley brings piano music from three of the great composers – Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Look out also for an all-Beethoven recital by Martin Roscoe in February 2022

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 14th September 2021 7.30pm

Full Price: £18.00 | 19-30 year olds: £6.00 | Under 18: Free

Running time: 2 hours


Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

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