Rhinegold LIVE

Rhinegold LIVE

A new series of free rush-hour concerts at WC1's Conway Hall.

Rhinegold LIVE is putting on six free concerts a year at London’s Conway Hall, bringing music to all and offering a unique and personal take on the classical recital experience.

Each concert will be preceded by a complimentary drinks reception and will be followed by an informal Q&A with the artist.

Artists will range from world-renowned performers to those just starting their career. What will unite the artists is that each and every one has been specially selected by the editor of a Rhinegold Publishing magazine, including Classical Music, International Piano, and Opera Now.

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Upcoming Recitals

Mary Bevan & Richard Peirson: The Stages of Love

Richard Peirson & Mary Bevan

Richard Peirson & Mary Bevan
© Victoria Cadisch

Monday 10 November 2014

6.15pm drinks reception
7.00pm recital

Mary Bevan recently made her house debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro to much acclaim, with critics noting the “impact” of her stand out performance. Here she performs a programme of music for voice and piano exploring the various stages of love, accompanied by ENO repetiteur, Richard Peirson.


Wolf – Andenken; O wär dein Haus (Italienisches Liederbuch)
Schönberg – Schenk mir deinen Goldenen
Quilter – Love’s Philosophy

Strauss – Ständchen (Sechs Lieder Op. 2 No. 2)
Wolf – Du denkst mit einem Fädchen (Italienisches Liederbuch)
Mendelssohn – Hüt du dich

Debussy – C’est l’extase langoureuse (Ariettes Oubliées)
Charpentier – La mort des Amants

Life together
Fauré – Notre Amour
Mendelssohn – Bei der Wiege
Wolf – Schweig einmal still; Wie lange schon (Italienisches Liederbuch)

Parting and Death
Peirson – Echo
Britten – Salley Gardens
Wolf – Mir ward gesagt (Italienisches Liederbuch)
Schumann – Requiem

This concert is followed by a Q&A which will be conducted by Ashutosh Khandekar, Editor of Opera Now magazine.

Mary Bevan, soprano
Richard Peirson, piano

Location: Conway Hall, London

Nicholas McCarthy

Nicholas McCarthy

Nicholas McCarthy
© Raymond George Photography

Wednesday 28 January 2015

6.15pm drinks reception
7.00pm recital

Nicholas McCarthy is a one-handed concert pianist whose historic graduation from the Royal College of Music in 2012 made press headlines around the world. Nicholas has performed extensively throughout the UK in major venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, among others. Internationally, he has performed in the USA, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Malta. As a champion of piano music for the left hand, Nicholas fronted International Piano’s ground-breaking exploration of the genre for the magazine's July/August issue.

The concert will include original pieces for left hand alone, with transcriptions by Paul Wittgenstein and Nicholas himself.

"Mr McCarthy… now finds himself on the brink of a career as an international performer after astounding professionals and wowing audiences with his ability to play so seamlessly"
The Independent, August 2012

Programme to include:

  • Scriabin – Prelude and Nocturne, Op.9
  • Schubert/Liszt (arr. Zichy) – Der Erlkönig
  • Bach/Gounod (arr. Wittgenstein) – Ave Maria
  • Haydn Wood (arr. McCarthy) – Roses of Picardy
  • Wagner/Liszt (arr. Zichy) – Fantasy on Tannhäuser

This concert is followed by a Q&A which will be conducted by Claire Jackson, Editor of International Piano magazine.

Nicholas McCarthy, piano

Location: Conway Hall, London

Reserve your ticket

Every ticket-holder will be guaranteed a seat and a drink; there will be a limited number of places available on the day on a first-come, first-served basis, but on-the-day seats do not include a complimentary drink. There are 150 pre-registered tickets available, and each ticket must be applied for separately.

Once registered, you will receive an email which is your ticket: please print this email out and bring it with you on the day.

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Our Sponsors

We’d like to thank the following companies and organisations for supporting Rhinegold LIVE, and making it possible for us to offer free and accessible music to the community of WC1.

Peregrine’s Pianos, for loaning us a Schimmel Konzert Grand piano.

Established in central London, Peregrine’s Pianos sells and hires out fine, modern upright and grand pianos, and provides a unique working environment for the music profession. They are also the exclusive dealer of Schimmel Pianos.



AKG, who are our sole microphone providers for the event. All recorded material utilises the AKG C414. in the world of pro audio, AKG microphones and headsets have been synonymous with excellence for several decades. Around the world recording studios, radio and Tv stations, opera houses and famous stages count on AKG products. internationally known musicians and show-stars have frequently been seen using their high-quality microphones and headphones for many decades.

Vats Wine Bar

Vats Wine Bar, has been run by its present owners, David & Carry Allcorn, since 1985 and is one of the few family driven central London eateries. With over 100 diff erent wines and a wide ranging food menu, it is great for both social and business meetings.

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Previous concerts

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