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Events


As well as the shop, Schott Music Lon­don has a per­for­mance space on the premis­es with a live­ly pro­gram­me of con­certs and musi­cal events. We are proud to provide a Stein­way Mod­el M Stu­dio Grand piano and enough seat­ing for an audi­ence of 50. With some­thing to enjoy almost every week­end, why not check out the cal­en­dar below and see what you could be miss­ing?

To enquire about hir­ing the per­for­mance space for a con­cert, please call us on: +44 (0) 20 7534 0710

 

Upcoming Events


Fri­day 8th June 2018, 7.00pm
The Clas­si­cal Clavi­chord, in memo­ri­am Christo­pher Hog­wood, CBE
At the time of Christo­pher Hogwood’s death three years ago he was work­ing on The Clas­si­cal Clavi­chord, a book about the hey­day of the clavi­chord in the ear­ly clas­si­cal peri­od.
Fea­tur­ing music by W.A. Mozart, W.F. Bach, G.A. Ben­da, & C.P.E. Bach, this recital cel­e­brates the instru­ment that remains hid­den from his­to­ry by the ambigu­ous terms “clavier”, “cem­balo” and “clavecin” con­fus­ing the harp­si­chord, the ear­ly piano and the clavi­chord which, as Hog­wood showed, was the composer’s instru­ment of choice.
Neil Cole­man plays a Pan­ta­le­on Clavi­chord by Ambro­sius Pfaff, the only mod­ern copy of such an instru­ment, mod­eled on an instru­ment from Nor­way attrib­ut­ed to Friederi­ci. The dul­cimer vir­tu­oso Pan­ta­le­on Heben­stre­it was the high­est paid court musi­cian at the time of Bach and Tele­mann. The undamped sound of his play­ing became immense­ly pop­u­lar, and was soon trans­ferred to fortepi­anos and clavi­chords by incor­po­rat­ing a Pantal(e)on mech­a­nism, which was the fore­run­ner of the piano’s sus­tain­ing ped­al.
Doors open 6.30pm. Vol­un­tary dona­tions for post-con­cert drinks.
Tick­ets: £12 (con­ces­sions £6) from Schott Music 0207 534 0710.


Fri­day 15th June 2018, 7.00pm
The Schu­bert of the Pam­pas, with Lil­ia Sal­sano (piano)
Argen­tine pianist Lil­ia Sal­sano brings us Roman­tic piano music from two con­ti­nents: the sonati­na Las Niñas by Car­los Guas­tavi­no, who was dubbed “the Schu­bert of the pam­pas” for his infec­tious melodies, and the extend­ed Fan­ta­sy in C Op.17 by Schu­mann.
Refresh­ments offered in the inter­val.
Tick­ets £15 (con­ces­sions £10) from 0207 534 0710 or on the door.


Sat­ur­day 16th June 2018, 4.00pm
Lon­don Sax­o­phone School Sum­mer Col­lec­tion
Anoth­er show­case of solos and ensem­ble pieces from the vibrant sound of the Lon­don Sax­o­phone School, under the direc­tion Mar­ti­no Scov­racric­chi.
Refresh­ments includ­ed at the end.
Vis­it their site if you would like to sign up for class­es, 1:1 lessons or know about more sum­mer events.
Tick­ets: £10 from Eventbrite (watch this space — the link will be pro­vid­ed soon)
More info: http://londonsaxophoneschool.com


Sat­ur­day 16th June 2018, 7.00pm
Soho Music School Sum­mer Con­cert
Singers and instru­men­tal­ists from the Soho Music School per­form new mate­ri­al, pre­sent­ed by Jovana Back­ovic, in asso­ci­a­tion with RS Artists.
Vis­it their web­site www.thesohomusicschool.co.uk to learn more about the school and its work.
Tick­ets: £8.50 from www.wegottickets.com
More info: vis­it their Face­book or Insta­gram or Twit­ter or ring 020 3475 3796


Sat­ur­day 23rd June 2018, 6.30pm
Piano Work­shop — Saman­tha Ward
This is the sec­ond of two work­shops with Saman­tha Ward lead­ing up to her 2018 Piano Week and Sum­mer School. This work­shop par­tic­u­lar­ly focus­es on Piano Junior by Hans-Guenter Heumann. Pianists of all ages and lev­els are wel­come to per­form.
If you are inter­est­ed please con­tact administrator@pianoweek.com or vis­it www.pianoweek.com.
Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free, but please con­tact Saman­tha Ward, as above.


Fri­day 29th June 2018, 6.30pm
Soirée de Vio­lon — Susumu Oka­ji­ma
In the thir­ty-fourth of his remark­able Vio­lin Soirée series, Susumu returns to the recital room, accom­pa­nied once again by Tom Blach. He will per­form three dra­mat­ic pieces by Bartók, includ­ing the unac­com­pa­nied vio­lin sonata of 1944, and will con­clude the con­cert with a rar­i­ty: Ben­jam­in Britten’s Reveille for vio­lin and piano, writ­ten in 1937.
Tick­ets: £10 (£8 con­ces­sions) from 07799 124302 or info@fitfiddle.co.uk
Artist infor­ma­tion: http://susumuokajima.jimdo.com


Fri­day 6th July 2018, 7.00pm
Stu­dents Piano Con­cert
Pupils of Bernade­ta Urbonaite play some of their pieces from this year.
Tick­et details com­ing soon!


 

Sat­ur­day 7th July 2018, 7.00pm
Piano Recital — Antho­ny Green
Con­cert pianist and com­poser Antho­ny Green plays Messiaen’s Ile de Feu and two stud­ies by Debussy, and also marks some sig­nif­i­cant birth­days of con­tem­po­rary com­posers this year. Nick Ray is 45, and is rep­re­sent­ed, amongst oth­er pieces, by the first per­for­mance of his Rec­ol­lec­tions, Book 4. Janet Gra­ham reach­es 70 and Antho­ny will pre­mière Sets 1 and 2 of her Doo­dlings along with two old­er pieces. Derek Fos­ter will be 75 and we will hear some of his small­er pieces includ­ing some pre­mières. There are also two pieces by Antho­ny Green him­self, includ­ing a Scot­tish land­scape.
Wine and refresh­ments in the inter­val.
Tick­ets: £10 (£8 con­ces­sions) from 020 7534 0710 or on the door.


Fri­day July 13th 2018, 7.00pm
Vocal Recital — Tina Gel­nere (sopra­no)
Oper­at­ic sopra­no Tina Gel­nere sings ari­as and oth­er vocal pieces.
More details com­ing soon!
(Event to be con­firmed)


Fri­day 20th July 2018, 7.00pm
Piano Recital — David Dree­bin
David returns to Schott for anoth­er recital, with pos­si­ble guest per­form­ers to be announced.
More details com­ing soon!
Admis­sion: Tick­et prices & con­tact on the web­site short­ly


Sat­ur­day 21st July 2018, 7.00pm
Icons of Sound & Mem­o­ry with Siob­han Mooney
Vocal recital by mez­zo-sopra­no Siob­han Mooney and her accom­pa­nist on the themes of mem­o­ry and the past, with num­bers from clas­si­cal and impres­sion­ist reper­toire and some new pieces.
Wine and nib­bles offered at the end.
Admis­sion: Tick­et prices & con­tact on the web­site short­ly


Sat­ur­day 28th July 2018, from 5.30pm
Soirée Musi­cale with Yen-Pei Chen
Anoth­er socia­ble evening of music organ­ised by Yen-Pei Chen, where you can bring a piece to play or sing, with con­tri­bu­tions from clas­si­cal to con­tem­po­rary via jazz and Broad­way.
RSVP to yenpei.chen@gmail.com to reserve a place.
(Date to be con­firmed — please check on web­site before reserv­ing.)
Tick­ets: £5 on the door, please reserve in advance.


 

Past Events


Sat­ur­day 21st April 2018, 7.00pm, recep­tion from 6.30pm
Granville Ban­tock: A Musi­cal Wan­der­er — Book Launch
EM Pub­li­ca­tions, the pub­lish­ing arm of the Eng­lish Music Fes­ti­val, launch a new biog­ra­phy of com­poser Granville Ban­tock by his grand­son Dr Cuillin Ban­tock, with a chance to hear Bantock’s Vio­lin Sonata No.3 per­formed by Rupert Mar­shall-Luck (vio­lin) and Dun­can Hon­ey­bourne (piano). Born 150 years ago, Sir Granville Ban­tock was a major fig­ure in ear­ly 20th-cen­tu­ry British music, but his opu­lent roman­ti­cism with its ori­en­tal­ist lean­ings and Rus­sian influ­ences, went into eclipse after World War II.  The new book is a step towards bring­ing him back into recog­ni­tion.
Tick­ets: £15 — reser­va­tions and enquiries em.marshall-luck@em-records.com, 07808 473889


Fri­day 27th April 2018, 7.00pm
Hanseat­ic Reflec­tions: Sonatas for Oboe, Recorder, Gam­ba and Harp­si­chord
Oboist Chris Hart­land and recorder play­er Naomi Oku­da, accom­pa­nied by Jan Zahourek (vio­la da gam­ba) and Katarzy­na Kowa­lik (harp­si­chord), per­form trio sonatas by Tele­mann (TWV42:a6 & TWV 42:d7), Han­del and Lin­icke togeth­er with some solo fan­tasi­as and oth­er items from the mel­liflu­ous reper­toire of the ear­ly Enlight­en­ment.
Tick­ets: £15 (£12 full-time stu­dents) from lgsm703@gmail.com
More infor­ma­tion: www.emclute.com/okuda/eng/


Sat­ur­day 14th April 2018, 7.00pm
Land­scapes and Fan­tasi­as — Antho­ny Green (piano)
Pianist and com­poser Antho­ny Green, not­ed for his dynam­ic inter­pre­ta­tions of the clas­si­cal peri­od as well as his pro­mo­tion of new piano works, frames tonight’s pro­gram­me with fan­tasi­as by Mozart, Beethoven and Schu­bert. In between he plays Sce­na e Capric­cio and Qua­si una Sonata by Michael Graubart and some of his own evoca­tive land­scape pieces: Two North-Pen­nine Sce­nes, and South-West Penin­su­la, which is receiv­ing its first per­for­mance.
Tick­ets: £10 (£8 con­ces­sions) from 0207 534 0710 or on the door.


Sat­ur­day 7th April 2018, 6.30pm
Dave Smith — Piano Pre­miere and Oth­er Pieces
Dave Smith returns to Schott with an intrigu­ing selec­tion of his own com­po­si­tions, includ­ing the first per­for­mance of a sub­stan­tial new 27 min­ute piece The Myth of Sisy­phus. The oth­er pieces are: Eth­i­cal Lib­er­tar­i­an Schol­ars…And with thy dar­ing fol­ly burn the worldInstant ComaNum­ber Seven’s Done a Run­ner, and three Ker­ala song arrange­ments.
Tick­ets: £10 (£8 con­ces­sions) from 0207 534 0710 or on the door.


Fri­day 16th March 2018, 6.30pm
Susumu Oka­ji­ma — Vio­lin Soirée
In his 33rd Soirée de Vio­lon at the Schott Recital Room, vio­lin­ist Susumu Oka­ji­ma, who was a stu­dent of the leg­endary Iry Gitlis, plays anoth­er selec­tion of is joined by Tom Blach (piano) to play Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, Hindemith’s Sonata in Eb (1918), Bartok’s Sonata for Unac­com­pa­nied Vio­lin and Efrem Zimbalist’s Con­cert Fan­ta­sy on Le Coq d’Or. Refresh­ments in the inter­val.
Tick­ets £10 (£8 con­ces­sions) from info@fitfiddle.co.uk or 077 9912 4302


Sat­ur­day 17th March 2018, 7.30pm
Con­tem­po­rary Vocal Music: Hans-Jur­gen Hes­pos Pre­mière
Sopra­no Clare Lesser and pianist David Lesser in asso­ci­a­tion with SPNM give a recital of con­tem­po­rary vocal music fea­tur­ing the world pre­mière of a new work by vet­er­an Ger­man avant-gardist Hans-Joachim Hes­pos, and music by Michael Finnis­sy, Heinz Hol­liger, Luciano Berio and Eric Satie.
Tick­ets: £10 (£8 con­ces­sions) from 0207 534 0710 or on the door.


Fri­day 23rd March 2018, 7.30pm
Lon­don New Wind Fes­ti­val — Wom­en Com­posers
In recog­ni­tion of Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day, this year’s Lon­don New Wind Fes­ti­val presents a pro­gram­m­me of new wind music by wom­en, includ­ing two world pre­mières, per­formed by the Lon­don New Wind Ensem­ble — Simon Des­orgher (flutes), Cather­ine Pluygers (oboes), Ian Mitchell (clar­inets), Alan Tom­lin­son (trom­bone) and Robert Coleridge (piano). Pro­gram­me includes pre­mières of pieces by Dorothee Eber­hardt, Vio­le­ta Dines­cu and Michiko Shi­manuki and works for var­i­ous com­bi­na­tions by Yuko Ohara, Mar­garet Lucy Wilkins, Cather­ine Pluygers, Janet Gra­ham, Erika Fox, Ming Wang and Enid Luff. As usu­al a con­vivial and stim­u­lat­ing event bring­ing you up to date on which way the winds are going this year. See the Fes­ti­val web­site for con­nect­ed events.
Tick­ets £8(5) from 0207 534 0710, shop@schottmusiclondon.com or on the door.
More info
Enquiries: catherinepluygers@hotmail.com
Face­book Twit­ter


Sat­ur­day 24th March 2018, 7.00pm
Vio­la and Piano Recital — Katya Lazare­va and Masachi Nishiya­ma
Marl­bor­ough Recital Series No.29 fea­tures emerg­ing Belarus­sian vio­list Katya Lazare­va and pianist Masachi Nishiya­ma, organ­is­er of the series, who we are hap­py to wel­come back to UK from Japan. They will be play­ing Bach’s Sonata for Vio­la da Gam­ba and Harp­si­chord in G Minor BWV 1029, Frank Bridge’s Five Pieces and Rebec­ca Clarke’s atmos­pher­ic Vio­la Sonata of 1919. Plus some Debussy from Masachi on the piano. Drinks and nib­bles after the pro­gram­me.
Tick­et : £15 (£10 con­ces­sions) from marlborough.recital.series@gmail.com
Reser­va­tions and enquiries: marlborough.recital.series@gmail.com

Fri­day 9th Feb­ru­ary 2018, 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)

Lon­don Piano Cir­cle
Con­cert given by mem­bers of the Lon­don Piano Cir­cle — advanced to semi-pro­fes­sion­al lev­el.  Audi­ence wel­come, par­tic­u­lar­ly those who may be inter­est­ed in know­ing more about the Cir­cle and/or join­ing. Mas­ter of cer­e­monies tonight will be Ste­fan Byron.  Admis­sion: Free — doors open at 6.00pm for 6.30 per­for­mance.
More infor­ma­tion: http://londonpianocircle.com


Sat­ur­day 10th Feb­ru­ary 2018, 7.00pm

Valen­ti­nes Recital — Vio­lin and Gui­tar
A recital of roman­ti­cal­ly themed music played by Alison Rus­coe (vio­lin) and Matthew Sear (gui­tar), rang­ing from Bach to Vil­la-Lobos, Duke Elling­ton, The Beat­les and Djan­go Rein­hardt.

Alison Rus­coe stud­ied at Trin­i­ty Col­lege and per­forms reg­u­lar­ly with the St Paul’s Sinfonia’s Lil­i­um Trio amon­st oth­er projects which have includ­ed work­ing with Gram­my nom­i­nat­ed artist Chilly Gon­za­les and tour­ing Chi­na with the Kent Sin­fo­nia. Matthew Sear is a com­poser, classical/jazz gui­tarist and pianist whose work has been heard at St Mar­t­in-In-The-Fields and many pres­tige venues. He has been fea­tured in Clas­si­cal Gui­tar mag­a­zine and was acclaimed by the Amer­i­can music jour­nal Fan­fare for his “chameleon-like tal­ent”. Both artist play reg­u­lar­ly for the char­i­ty Music In Hos­pi­tals and Care.
Tick­ets: £15 (£12 con­ces­sions) on door, ear­ly bird dis­count from Eventbrite
More infor­ma­tion


Sat­ur­day 24th Feb­ru­ary 2018, 6.30pm
Piano-Yoga School — Stu­dents Con­cert
Once again a selec­tion of clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary pieces from cur­rent stu­dents of Piano-Yoga® school, run by con­cert artist and com­poser Génia. You can also enquire about the school, cours­es and indi­vid­u­al lessons and talk to Génia if you are a piano stu­dent at ear­ly or advanced lev­el or a piano teacher inter­est­ed in the method.
Admis­sion: £5 (con­ces­sions, stu­dents and under 18s Free)


Fri­day 2nd March 2018, 7.30pm
Table­Mu­sic with guests Asha Parkin­son & Tim Richards
Piano trio Table­Mu­sic brings togeth­er vio­lin­ist Mand­hi­ra de Saram (lead­er of the Ligeti quar­tet), award-win­ning cel­list Natal­ie Rozar­io, and accom­plished pianist Ruth Her­bert. The group break new ground with a focus on 20th cen­tu­ry music, dis­play­ing a rich fusion of con­tem­po­rary, jazz and world influ­ences.
Pro­gram­me includes Piazzolla’s La Muerte del Angel, a move­ment from Trio No.1 by Patrick Zim­mer­li, Time­trap by acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Tim Richards and Wait­ing for the Bar­bar­ians com­posed by guest artist BBC Jazz Award 2016 semi-final­ist Asha Parkin­son, who joins the trio on sopra­no sax. Tim and Ruth will also play some of Tim’s piano duets. Glass of wine and nib­bles at the inter­val.
Tick­ets: £10 (full-time stu­dents £5) from 0207 534 0710 or on the door.
See event on Face­book    —  Table­Mu­sic Web­site  -
Pre­view Tim’s Piano Trio  on Youtube  — Tim’s Web­site


Sat­ur­day 3rd Feb­ru­ary 2018, 7.30pm
The Art of the Renais­sance Viol

Ibrahim Aziz, vio­la da gam­ba, and James Akers, lute, play works by Ortiz, Hume, Dal­la Casa, Rognoni and oth­ere, explor­ing some of the ear­li­est com­po­si­tions for this once pop­u­lar domes­tic and court­ly instru­ment.
Tick­ets: £12 advance £15 on the door. Book­ings: 0207 534 0710
More infor­ma­tion and enquiries: ibiaziz@gmail.com


Sat­ur­day 27 Jan­u­ary 2018, from 5.30pm
Soirée Musi­cale with Yen-Pei Chen
Come along and sing or play at anoth­er socia­ble evening of music organ­ised by Yen-Pei Chen, fea­tur­ing styles from salon to jazz, includ­ing what­ev­er you would like to bring along your­self.
RSVP to yenpei.chen@gmail.com to reserve a place.
Tick­ets: £5 on the door, please reserve in advance.


Fri­day 12th Jan­u­ary 2018, 7.30pm
Rhap­sody — Vio­lin and Piano Recital
Emma Lis­ney (vio­lin) and James Lis­ney (piano) are the fea­tured artists in Marl­bor­ough Recital Series No.28, in which they will per­form pieces (includ­ing two rhap­sodies) by Chopin, Bar­tok, Gersh­win and Beethoven. Drinks and nib­bles after­wards as usu­al.
Tick­ets £15 (£10 concs) from marlborough.recital.series@gmail.com or from venue

Fri­day 5th Jan­u­ary 2018, 7.00pm
Class of 1685 — Baro­que Flute and Harp­si­chord Recital

 

Sat­ur­day 23rd Decem­ber 2017, 6.00pm
Mor­wen­na Del Mar Piano Trio — Fes­tive Recital


 

Sat­ur­day 23rd Decem­ber 2017, 6.00pm
Mor­wen­na Del Mar Piano Trio — Fes­tive Recital

A cor­nu­copia of melodies to suit the sea­son, per­haps even a pineap­ple from Palm Court.


Fri­day 22nd Decem­ber 2017, 6.00pm
PIANO WEEK Con­cert — Spon­sored by Schott Music

For more infor­ma­tion:  Vis­it www.pianoweek.com


Thurs­day 21st Decem­ber 2017, 6.30pm
Jazz on a Win­ters Night with Nikki Iles

More infor­ma­tion: http://nikkiiles.co.uk


Sat­ur­day 16th Decem­ber 2017, 7.00pm
New Works by Ken Paige, Antho­ny Green and Aleks Szram

Artist info: Aleks Szram ‚  Geor­gia Mae Bish­op


Fri­day 15 Decem­ber 2017, 7.00pm
Hugh Shrap­nel — 70th Birth­day Con­cert

More infor­ma­tion


Sun­day 10th Decem­ber 2017, 4.00pm
Singers and Song­writ­ers Show­case

More infor­ma­tion


Fri­day 8th Decem­ber 2017, 7.00pm, doors open 6.30
Clas­si­cal meets Jazz — Piano & Voice spon­sored by Pier­ro Wines

 


Sat­ur­day 2nd Decem­ber 2017, 6.00pm
Lon­don Sax­o­phone School — Show­case Con­cert

More infor­ma­tion


 

Sat­ur­day 18th Novem­ber 2017, 7.00pm
New Moves from the North for 10 Strings — Vio­lin and Gui­tar


Sat­ur­day 25th Novem­ber 2017, 7.00pm
Folk-Baro­que from Nor­way


 

Fri­day 17th Novem­ber 2017, 7.45pm — Recep­tion from 7.15pm
Grieg Soci­ety Annu­al Recital — Mary Pil­bery and Vicki Read

 


Fri­day 3rd Novem­ber 2017, 6.30pm
Vio­lin Soirée with Susumu Oka­ji­ma

Artist infor­ma­tion: http://susumuokajima.jimdo.com


Sat­ur­day 28th Octo­ber 2017, 7.00pm
Youkali: Songs for Con­tral­to and Gui­tar

 


Sat­ur­day 21st Octo­ber 2017, 7.00pm
Marl­bor­ough Recital Series — An Evening of Eng­lish Music for Clar­inet and Piano