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Lunchtime Recital: Susan Tomes, piano
Lunchtime Recital: Susan Tomes, piano

Sat, 03 Aug

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St Mary's Cathedral

Lunchtime Recital: Susan Tomes, piano

A long-running and popular series of lunchtime recitals in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful concert spaces. Today, pianist Susan Tomes performs Haydn, Clara Schumann, and Grieg.

Time & Location

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03 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 13:50

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK

About

This long-running and very popular series of lunchtime recitals features a wide variety of performers, playing and singing in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful concert spaces. These concerts are free by donation, and a perfect way to spend a lunchtime during the busy festival!

Programme

Sonata in E flat major .........  J. Haydn (1732-1809)

Movements from Das Jahr ....  Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-47)

Notturno ..........  C. Schumann (1819-96)

Automne .........  C. Chaminade (1857-1944)

Lyric Pieces   E. Grieg (1843-1907)

Biography

Susan Tomes has won numerous international awards as a pianist, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio, including several Gramophone Awards and the 2013 Cobbett Medal. She grew up in Edinburgh and was the first woman to take a degree in music at King’s College, Cambridge. Her career encompasses solo, duo and chamber playing; she has made over fifty CDs and has been at the heart of the internationally admired ensembles Domus, the Gaudier Ensemble and the Florestan Trio with whom she won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.

She is also the author of seven acclaimed books. 'The Piano – a History in 100 Pieces' was a 2021 ‘Book of the Year’ in The Spectator and the Financial Times and won a Presto Music Award. 'Women and the Piano – a History in Fifty Lives' was published this year to excellent reviews. She will be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 11th August.

https://www.susantomes.com/

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