Boston Conservatory Piano Masters Series Presents Internationally-Renowned Artist Graham Scott; Scott Returns to Boston for the First Time in 20 years

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Internationally-renowned pianist Graham Scott is performing in Boston, for the first time in 20 years, on March 11 at The Boston Conservatory.

Scott is one of England’s leading pianists and most admired musicians. He has won theJaen Competition in Spain, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and the Young Classical Artists Trust Award in London.

Scott will perform:

·         Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109.

·         Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 9, commonly known as The Black Mass Sonata

·         Robert Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in f-sharp minor, op. 11

The concert will be held in Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway at 8 p.m. on March 11.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, Boston Conservatory Alumni and WGBH members and free for all students; they are available for purchase now through The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 and www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets.

 

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The Boston Conservatory Piano Masters Series

Presents Internationally-Renowned Artist Graham Scott

 

Scott Returns to Boston for the First Time in 20 years

 

(BOSTON—Feb. 24, 2014) For the first time in 20 years, internationally-renowned pianist Graham Scott is performing in Boston. He will perform a wide-ranging program of masterpieces at The Boston Conservatory on March 11 as part of the Conservatory’s ongoing Piano Masters Series.

 

One of England’s leading pianists and most admired musicians, Scott has won the Jaen Competition in Spain, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and the Young Classical Artists Trust Award in London. He is a regular performer with several major orchestras in the United Kingdom and is currently head of keyboard studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.

 

Scott will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109. The first of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas, it was composed in 1820 and is noted for its intimate, melodic nature. Scott will also perform César Franck’s Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, composed in 1884 and considered one of the most difficult and beautiful pieces for solo piano. It is comprised of three movements that culminate in the final fugue that intertwines the all three movements’ themes at once. The performance will include, as well, Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 9, commonly known as The Black Mass Sonata. Composed between 1912 and 1913, the piece is known to be extremely technically difficult. Lastly, Scott will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in f-sharp minor, op. 11, which was composed between 1833 and 1835 and is made up of four movements.

 

“I am excited to return to Boston after all these years,” says Scott. “It is a privilege to be included in The Boston Conservatory’s Piano Masters Series and the opportunity to play some of my favorite compositions for piano, ranging from late Beethoven to Scriabin, is truly thrilling.”

 

The concert will be held in Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway at 8 p.m. on March 11. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, Boston Conservatory Alumni and WGBH members and free for all students; they are available for purchase now through The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 and www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets. For more information, call (617) 912-9240 or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu. For information about group rates, contact the Box Office at (617) 912-9142.

 

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional, young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and musical theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

 

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