** This event will now be held ONLINE. Please register for a ticket using the “Book Now” link.
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In the first Conway Hall Sunday Concerts live, online event, in place of the usual talks and performances postponed because of our venue’s temporary closure, we present an evening with Robert Hugill and Maria Canyigueral, hosted by our Director of Music Simon Callaghan.
18.30 BST • Introductory talk by Robert Hugill: In Search of Bach
Bach’s cello suites are tantalising works. We have little in the way of secure background and no autograph. We know neither when, nor for whom they were written. There is even dispute about the exact instrument for which they were written.
You can download a handout relating to the talk here.
19.00 BST • Performance by Maria Canyigueral (piano)
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor BWV849
Mompou: Songs and Dances Nos. 1, 4 and 6
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E flat Op. 27 No. 1
Robert Hugill is a London-based composer, blogger, journalist and lecturer. He runs the highly regarded classical music blog, Planet Hugill, reviews for OperaToday.com and has contributed articles to magazines Classical Music and Opera Magazine. Robert lectures regularly to organisations such as the U3A, and he gives pre-concert talks at Conway Hall, where he also writes the programme notes.
Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia as “a pianist of great personality”. One of the leading lights among the new generation of Spanish pianists, she has inspired collaborations with outstanding contemporary Spanish composers such as Antón García Abril, Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Josep Maria Guix and others. Her partnership with Antón García Abril has been particularly successful, attracting high praise from critics and audiences across Europe. Having spent her formative years between Spain and the UK, she has since attracted a devoted following for her worldwide concerts.
** This event will be held online using the Zoom application (available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android). A link to join the talk will be sent to ticketholders on the day of the event. **