Thaxted Festival | Christopher Weston (Piano) | Friday 15 July, 8pm
Christopher Weston (Piano)
Friday 15 July, 8pm

Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D.958, Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Debussy: Images In Sonata Opus 109

Beethoven creates rich harmonic structures which point towards the 20th century; but also displays intricate counterpoint, and strict adherence to classical and baroque forms.

Schubert’s last piano sonatas, long overlooked, are now seen as among his most important masterpieces, demonstrating a rare depth of emotional expression.

Chopin’s Andante Spianato is dreamily and austerely beautiful; the Grande Polonaise ‘engagingly brilliant’. Debussy once said ‘I like pictures almost as much as music’. His idiom can be thought of as painting through notes.

Christopher Weston made his debut at the Barbican Hall when only 16. He has performed in other major venues throughout the UK, including St. John’s Smith Square and The Royal Festival Hall, as well as Italy, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Christopher won the first prize in the 2013 Brooks-Van der Pump competition and his classical piano repertoire features regularly on BBC TV and Radio. He is also a composer, a fine tenor and an inspiring teacher and coach.

This concert is supported by FRIENDS of the Festival who wish to remain anonymous.