It's that time of year again when I wish I had unlimited funds and all the time in the world (actually I ALWAYS wish that!) - Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe are nearly upon us. So exciting! My Brighton Festival brochure was delivered this week and booking is now open. Of course there are so many more events and experiences to be enjoyed beyond music, but in this post I will run through some of the piano related highlights from Brighton Festival.
Stephen Hough (at Glyndebourne) plays Chopin and Debussy including Debussy's Children’s Corner. This should be of particular interest to students taking Grade 8 Trinity as Debussy's Golliwogg's Cakewalk from the Children's Corner is on the syllabus for 2015 - 2017.
Alexander Karpeyev is a Russian pianist playing a recital taking in Romantic works from Schumann, Medtner, Busoni and Stravinsky.
Jianing Kong, a Chinese pianist who recently won 3rd prize at the 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition, is performing a wide-ranging and challenging recital of Scarlatti, Chopin and Ravel.
The Halle Orchestra, along with the pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and the Brighton Festival Chorus are staging a concert with music from Janacek and Shostakovich.
So just a little snippet for you there into what's on. Let me know in the comments, or by email, which events have caught your eye.