Piano Recital – Viv McLean

Saturday 16 March 2019 at 19:30

St Anne’s Church, Kew Green

A programme of well-known piano music by Chopin and Gershwin played by Viv McLean


Beethoven Sonata in C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”

Chopin        Nocturne in G Minor Op. 37 No. 1

Nocturne in E Flat Op. 9 No. 2

Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat Minor Op. 31

INTERVAL    Drinks & Nibbles served in the Parish Hall   (Donations gratefully received)

Chopin        Nocturne in E Minor Op. 72 No. 1

Nocturne in C Sharp Minor Op. Post.

Polonaise in A Flat Op. 53

Gershwin   The Man I Love

Rhapsody in Blue


About Viv McLean

Viv McLean won First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and has performed in all the major venues in the UK, as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. He has performed concertos with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra of the Swan and the Northern Chamber Orchestra under the baton of such conductors as Daniel Harding, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Warren-Green, Owain Arwell Hughes, Carl Davis and Marvin Hamlisch.

Viv plays regularly with the Adderbury Ensemble and has also collaborated with groups such as the Leopold String Trio, Ensemble 360, the Ysaye Quartet, the Sacconi String Quartet and members of the Allegri and Tippett Quartets. Viv has appeared at festivals including the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn, the Festival des Saintes in France, Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden in Norway and the Cheltenham International Festival in the UK. He has recorded for labels such as Sony Classical Japan, Naxos, Nimbus, RPO Records and future releases include a Gershwin cd for ICSM Records. Viv has also recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 as well as for radio in Germany, France, Australia, Norway and Poland.

“ Viv McLean revealed extraordinary originality, superb simplicity, and muscles of steel hidden by fingers of velvet. He plays with the genius one finds in those who know how to forget themselves, naturally placing themselves at the right point to meet the music, this mystery of the moment.” Le Monde (Paris).

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