Thurs 2nd Dec: Jan Loeffler, piano
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111 (1821/22)
- Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
- Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
Granados ‘Escenas Románticas’ (1904)
- Lento con extasis
- Allegro Appassionato
Jan Loeffler’s career as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist and pedagogue has so far taken him to Hungary (where a piano recital of works by Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin was partly recorded for Hungarian television), Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Ireland, the USA and China. Former and current chamber music partners include members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Singers, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera, Camerata Ireland, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, amongst others. Having been educated in the European and Russian piano tradition of the 19th and 20th century through his teachers at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Germany (Prof. Silke-Thora Matthies) and the Royal Academy of Music London (Prof. Ian Fountain), he now teaches himself at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where several of his students have received national and international prizes and awards.