Leon McCawley

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 2019

Leon McCawley

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 2019

Fresh from a performance at the 2019 BBC Proms, pianist Leon McCawley opens our 2019/20 series

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Drogheda Classical Music is fast developing a reputation for presenting top quality artists to local audiences. Don’t miss the opening concert of the 2019/20 Drogheda Classical Music series which features pianist Leon McCawley. For this concert, which is exclusive to Drogheda, Leon will perform familiar and popular works by Haydn, Schubert, Hans Gál, Schumann, Brahms and Chopin which all show off his profound virtuosity.

Leon McCawley, pianist – Photo Clive Barda
Photo by Clive Barda
LEON MCCAWLEY – 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.

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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. Leon will make his sixth appearance at the BBC Proms on 31st August, performing John Ireland’s Piano Concerto with BBC Concert Orchestra/Bramwell Tovey in a special tribute concert to Sir Henry Wood. The concert will be recorded and broadcast on BBC4 TV on 1st September.

Concert programme

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Haydn Sonata in G major Hob. XVI/40

Schubert Sonata in C minor D. 958

Schumann Abegg Variations Op. 1

Hans Gál Three Sketches Op. 6

Brahms 4 Klavierstücke Op. 119

Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

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Leon McCawley’s concert was one of those occasions where the reviewer’s role is rendered largely redundant! Schubert Sonata performed with such taste, clarity and sensitivity.

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The Cross-Eyed Pianist

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Leon McCawley’s concert was one of those occasions where the reviewer’s role is rendered largely redundant! Schubert Sonata performed with such taste, clarity and sensitivity.

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The Cross-Eyed Pianist

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