Alasdair Beatson & Viv McLean, piano 4 hands - SJE Arts International Piano Series 2024

Submitted by Sally Doyle on November 9, 2023 - 16:56

Venue, Timing and Cost

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
Friday, 1 March 2024
7.30 - 9.30 pm
£17-£25, students, under 25s and carers £5-£15

Schubert: Marche Militaire D. 733, No. 1
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor D. 940
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

One keyboard, four hands and a programme that starts with a sprightly march and ends in the visceral excitement of Stravinsky’s ballet music – how better to banish the gloom of winter? And in between, Ravel’s charming suite of five piano pieces and the masterful Fantasy for piano four hands that Schubert composed in the last year of his life.

Alasdair Beatson has a career both as soloist and chamber musician. Last season’s engagements included appearances at Wigmore Hall, in concert with Steven Isserlis, Viktoria Mullova, the Doric and Maxwell string quartets, and as member of the Nash Ensemble. He also performs regularly at festivals such as Cheltenham, Spitalfields and Yellowbarn.

Winner of the 2002 Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has performed across the UK and Europe, in Australia and the USA. He has been pianist-in-residence at the Glossop Festival since 2014 and regularly plays with the Le Page Trio. In Oxford, he is well known for his performances in the Oxford Coffee Concert series at Holywell Music Room.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH
(on Iffley Road between Marston Street and James Street, opposite the University Sports Ground).

Tickets from Tickets Oxford
(in person at Oxford Playhouse, tel. 01865 305305,


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