Stephen Hough at the RNCM

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Image courtesy of RNCM

Stephen Hough (piano) at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 3 March 2023 Tickets from £9.00 — Book now

Sir Stephen Hough has enjoyed a varied and prolific career performing, composing, teaching, writing and recording. Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, he has played in the world’s greatest concert halls, released over 60 albums, and received multiple awards, nominations and accolades. Now, he returns to his alma mater – the Royal Northern College of Music – for a programme of solo piano works.

During the particularly significant 50th anniversary season for the college, Stephen is joining RNCM as an Artist-in-Residence. Over the course of the year, students can look forward to learning from him with workshops and teaching, while audiences in Manchester will have the chance to catch some very special and intimate solo piano recitals.

Expect to hear his signature vibrancy in the interpretations of the Liszt and Scriabin.

In this second event of his residency, Stephen has chosen a programme of contrast, featuring works by Debussy, Scriabin and Liszt as well as one of his own compositions. You can expect to hear his signature vibrancy in his interpretations of Liszt and Scriabin which will feel all the more energetic after opening with the calm and mysterious piano miniatures Cants Mágìcs by Catalonian composer, Federico Mompou.

After the concert, vocal studies and opera students from the RNCM will be performing their favourite songs in the Café Bar. Imagine an operatically flavoured open mic where everyone is really quite good and you’d be close to the kind of vibe you can expect.

This event is supported by Yamaha who have graciously provided Stephen with a CFX for this performance.

Be sure to check out the numerous events happening across the RNCM’s spring season and as part of RNCM50. In this special anniversary year, the college has really pushed the boat out, working with big names, such as Stephen, as well as Manchester Collective and Simon Keenlyside. You can also catch their talented students and visiting artists in the Monday and Thursday lunchtime recital series.

Stephen Hough (piano) at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 3 March 2023 Tickets from £9.00 Book now

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