Tuesday 31 October 2017 10:00AM

Finals of the Jaques Samuel Pianos Competition 2017

Medtner, Chopin, Brahms and more


  • Arina Lazgiian piano
  • Iyad Sughayer piano
  • Alim Beisembayev piano
  • Scott MacIsaac piano

Four finalists of the Jaques Samuel Pianos Competition, consisting of one student from each college: Guildhall, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban, will perform a 45-minute programme including the compulsory work of Liszt’s ‘Au lac de Wallenstadt’ from Années de Pélerinage. The remainder of the programme is of own choice.

The Jaques Samuel Pianos Competition has taken place annually since 1996 and is open to all students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

There will be a lunch interval from 12:00 noon – 12:30pm and the winner will be announced at approximately 2:15pm.

Sponsored by Fazioli and S.W. Mitchell Capital LLP

  • Nicolas Medtner (1879-1880)
        • 2 Fairy Tales Op. 20
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Waltz in D flat major Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute'
        • Waltz in E minor Op. posth.
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major Op. 1
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Suite in B flat major HWV434
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
      • Années de pèlerinage, première année, Suisse S160
        • Le mal du pays
        • Les cloches de Genève
  • Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (1903-1978)
        • Piano Sonata
  • Interval
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major Op. 10 No. 3
  • Fryderyk Chopin
        • Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1
  • Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
        • Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major Op. 83
  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
        • Piano Sonata in D major HXVI:24
  • Franz Liszt
        • Piano Sonata in B minor S178 (edited by Leslie Howard)

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