Programme to include:
Schubert - Sonata in Am 'Arpeggione' D. 821
Pianist Alasdair Beatson is highly regarded as a distinctive and sincere musician, equally adept in solo and chamber repertoire. His recent CD of Mendelssohn piano music received praise for “highly sensitive playing of rare insight” (Classic FM Magazine) and was awarded the “Outstanding” accolade by International Record Review. Forthcoming performances include a fifth solo recital at Wigmore Hall in May 2012, appearances as soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Ensemble, and as part of a touring group from International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove.
Alasdair studied with John Blakely at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating in 2002 with First Class Honours and a Director's Golden Jubilee Award. He subsequently completed a Performer's Diploma at Indiana University, studying with Menahem Pressler. He holds prizes and awards from the Kirckman Concert Society, Philip and Dorothy Green (Making Music) Award for Young Artists, 2003 China Shanghai International Piano Competition, and Royal Over-Seas League. In masterclass he has played to Leon Fleisher, Alicia de Laroccha, John Lill, Murray Perahia and Ferenc Rados. Alasdair was recipient of a Dewar Arts Award and a grant from the Hope Scott Trust, enabling the purchase of a piano.
The event is free to HMC members and £8 on the door for non-members. It is free to students on production of a Union Card. The recital begins at 1pm.
The Minster is on Church Street, in the city centre of Preston.
From the Railway Station, walk east down Fishergate for around ten minutes until it becomes Church Street. The Minster will be on your right hand side.
From the bus station, take the Guild Hall exit and walk south down Lancaster Road. Turn left at Church Street. The Minster will be on your right hand side.