Masterclass e concerto di Kenneth Hamilton

MASTERCLASS 2017/18 DEL CONSERVATORIO “GUIDO CANTELLI” e CONCERTO

Kenneth Hamilton, pianoforte

Martedì 16 – Mercoledì 17 ottobre 2018

Prospettive sull’interpretazione pianistica romantica

Novara: ancora una masterclass e relativo concerto nell’ambito dell’anno accademico 2017/18 (che si chiude nel mese di ottobre) presso il Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli” di Novara: è dedicata questa volta al pianoforte ed alle tecniche interpretative della letteratura romantica, protagonista Kenneth Hamilton.

Una masterclass che si indirizza in particolare ai pianisti dei corsi superiori (biennali), ma alla quale possono accedere come uditori altresì gli studenti dei trienni (info sul sito del Conservatorio “G. Cantelli” ovvero presso la segreteria, 0321/31252).

A tenere la masterclass in oggetto sarà Kenneth Hamilton, nei giorni 16 e 17 ottobre 2018: piatto forte della sua breve, ma intensa permanenza a Novara un recital dal contenuto quanto mai interessante e succulento.

Pianista e scrittore scozzese, dunque figura poliedrica dalla variegata attività, Hamilton è un virtuoso, specialista soprattutto del repertorio romantico, ed in particolare di Liszt, Alkann ( a sua volta sommo virtuoso e figura leggendaria), nonché del novecentesco Ferruccio Busoni. La sua tecnica prodigiosa lo rende particolarmente attraente; le sue lezioni concerto non mancano di affascinare i pubblici di tutte le latitudini. Solidi studi in terra britannica e una intensa attività artistica, sul duplice versante interpretativo ed analitico-saggistico, lo rendono figura di spicco a 360 gradi.

Il concerto di Hamilton si terrà martedì 16 alle ore 21 presso l’ Auditorium F.lli Olivieri

ingresso libero

questo il programma:

Ronald Stevenson

(1928-2015)
Three Scottish Ballads:

  1. 1  Lord Randal
  2. 2  The Dowie Dens of Yarrow
  3. 3  Newhaven Fishwife’s Cry

Heroic Song for Hugh MacDiarmid

Fryderyk Chopin

(1810-1849)

Preludio in do maggiore op. 28 n. 1

Franz Liszt

(1811-1886)

Funérailles

Fryderyk Chopin

Preludio in mi maggiore op. 28 n. 9 Polonaise-Fantasia op. 61
Preludio in la maggiore op. 28 n. 7

Chopin/Liszt

My Joys (versione 1886) Fryderyk Chopin

Preludio in mi bemolle minore op. 28 n. 14

Chopin/Busoni

Polonaise op. 53

 

Kenneth Hamilton

Described after a concerto performance with the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra as “an outstanding virtuoso- one of the finest players of his generation” (Moscow Kommersant), by the Singapore Straits Times as ‘a formidable virtuoso’; by Tom Service in The Guardian as “pianist, author, lecturer and all-round virtuoso”, Scottish pianist Kenneth Hamilton performs worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and broadcaster. He has appeared frequently on radio and television in Britain, the US, Germany, France, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Turkey, China and Russia, including a performance of Chopin’s first piano concerto with the Istanbul Chamber Orchestra on Turkish Television, and a dual role as pianist and presenter for the television programme Mendelssohn in Scotland, broadcast in Europe and the US by Deutsche Welle Channel. He is a familiar artist on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service, and has numerous international festival engagements to his credit.

His recent recordings for the Prima Facie label: Kenneth Hamilton Plays Ronald Stevenson and Back to Bach: Tributes and Transcriptions by Liszt, Rachmaninov and Busoni have been greeted with critical acclaim: “played with understanding and brilliance” (BBC Radio 3 Record Review); “an unmissable disk…fascinating music presented with power, passion and precision” (Fanfare);“played with precise control and brilliance” (The Guardian); “thrilling” (Gramophone); “a gorgeous recording and excellent performance” (American Record Guide); “provides the ultimate in energetic impact, taut tempi and gripping creative command” (Klassik Heute—CD of the Week). His latest recording, released this month, is Preludes to Chopin.

Kenneth Hamilton is Head of the School of Music at Cardiff University in Wales, UK, and is a well-known expert on the history of piano performance, a topic on which he has published widely both in scholarly publications and for newspapers such as The New York Times. He was himself a student of Lawrence Glover and Ronald Stevenson. He is especially fascinated by the varied performance styles of the pianistic “Golden Age” from Liszt to Paderewski, which he does not seek to imitate directly, but admires as imaginative sources of inspiration for present-day playing. His last book, After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance (Oxford University Press) was a classical music best-seller, welcomed as “full of wit and interest, and written with passion” by Charles Rosen (Times Literary Supplement), as a “deft and sympathetic account of the old school virtuosos” by Alex Ross (The New Yorker). It was a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year in the UK, a recipient of an ARSC award, and a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in the US.

Prossime masterclass:

29 ottobre 2018

Giuliano Bellorini clavicembalo Seminario sul Clavicembalo ben temperato di Johann Sebastian Bach

29-31 ottobre 2018

Evelyn Tubb soprano Michael Fields liuto

Aspetti interpretativi del repertorio vocale del Rinascimento e del Barocco inglese. Un’occasione per approfondire Dowland, Purcell

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