7.00pm | Conway Hall, London
Renowned for the sensitivity and integrity of his interpretations, pianist Alexander Boyd enjoys a career as both soloist and chamber musician. Since making his concerto debut in 1983 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and his London Wigmore Hall debut in 2001, he has performed at many of the world’s leading recital halls, as well as appearing at international music festivals in the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. We are delighted to welcome him to the Rhinegold LIVE stage to open our 2018 season.
An exhibition of works by Alexander’s father, acclaimed Australian artist Jamie Boyd (Yellow Lioness & Others, 26 March – 23 April 2018) coincides with the recital at Conway Hall.
Rondo in D major, K. 485
Préludes, Book 1, No. 5 Les collines d’Anacapri: Très modéré (The Hills of Anacapri)
Préludes, Book 2 No. 4 Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses: Rapide et léger (Fairies are exquisite dancers)
Préludes, Book 2 No. 7 La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune: Lent (The Terrace of Moonlit Audiences)
Préludes, Book 2 No. 12 Feux d’artifi ce: Modérément animé (Fireworks)
Goyescas, No. 5 El Amor y la Muerte: Balada (Love and Death: a Ballad)
Étude-Tableau, No. 2 in C major, Op. 33 (Allegro)
Étude-Tableau, No. 6 in E-fl at major, Op. 33 (Allegro con fuoco)
Étude-Tableau, No. 2 in A minor, Op. 39 (Lento assai)
Étude-Tableau, No. 9 in C-sharp minor, Op. 33 (Grave)
This concert is followed by an informal Q&A which will be conducted by Owen Mortimer, editor of International Piano magazine.