Elisabeth Brauß - SJE Arts International Piano Series 2024

Last edited by Sally Doyle on 10 November 2023

Venue, Timing and Cost

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
Friday, 10 May 2024
7.30 - 9.30 pm
£17-£25, students, under 25s and carers £5-£15

Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3
Prokofiev: Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 12 (nos. 1-3 and 6-10)
Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

Elisabeth Brauß presents a delightful programme. To open, she plays one of Beethoven’s most lyrical and cheerful piano sonatas, nicknamed ‘The Hunt’ for its spirited finale. A playful collection of dances and marches by Prokofiev follows and then, post-interval, Robert Schumann’s masked ball. Carnaval is a work of 21 short pieces, each one a dance or a character or a scene at a mardi gras revelry - Pierrot and Arlequin mingling with Chopin and Paganini and with some of Schumann’s own close friends.

Born in Hanover in 1995, Elisabeth Brauß has been impressing critics from the start. Reviewing her debut album, Gramophone commented ‘It is rare to encounter this degree of instrumental mastery wed to musical depth and sensitivity in one so young.’ As a BBC New Generation Artist 2018-2020 she performed widely across the UK and in 2021 was a recipient of the Terence Judd-Hallé Award, which is given to a pianist judged to be right on the cusp of an international career.

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, https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/eli...)


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