Piano enthusiasts in Darlington are in for a treat as acclaimed pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi is set to take centre stage on December 10, 2023. The event, hosted by the Darlington Piano Society, promises an evening of musical brilliance, and features a programme that spans the classical and romantic repertoire.
Takenouchi, known for his virtuosity and sensitive interpretations, boasts an impressive musical background. Described as being ‘impeccable in his pianism and unfailing in his idiomatic grasp’, he has graced prestigious stages all over Europe and Japan. His performance in Darlington is highly anticipated, and attendees can expect exceptional talent on display.
The programme for the evening is a carefully curated selection that showcases Hiro’s versatility and command of the music:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata no. 9 in D major, K. 311
Franz Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899
Franz Schubert, arr. Liszt: Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Percy Sherwood: Barcarole no. 2 in D major, op. 24
Sergey Rachmaninov: Barcarolle in G minor, from 7 Morceaux de salon, op. 10
Dorothy Howell: Boat Song
Frédéric François Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, op. 60
Mozart’s charming sonata, Schubert’s poetic impromptus, Liszt’s transcriptions, and the romantic allure of Rachmaninov and Chopin promise a programme that is both diverse and emotionally rich.
The Darlington Piano Society, dedicated to promoting classical piano music in the region, has consistently brought world-class performers to its stage. Apart from Takenouchi, the society hosts a range of talented musicians throughout the year. This commitment to fostering musical culture has made the society a focal point for music lovers in Darlington.
Attendees to the society’s events often find themselves immersed in the world of classical music performed by both established artists and emerging talents. The society’s dedication to providing a platform for a variety of pianists ensures a diverse and engaging concert calendar.
The upcoming concert with Hiroaki Takenouchi promises to be a highlight of the season, combining outstanding skill with a programme that celebrates the richness of the piano repertoire.