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Early Morning Coffee & Croissant Recital

Sunday June 26, 8.00am, Chadlington Church

Mark Bebbington – Piano

A hugely versatile artist, Mark will bring his distinctive personality and virtuosity to repertoire perfect for a beautiful summer morning:

  • John Ireland : London Pieces (Chelsea Reach, Ragamuffin, Soho Forenoons)
  • Lionel Sainsbury: Preludes 1, 6, 7, 9, & 11
  • Chopin: Sonata in B minor op. 58

One of the most versatile and successful British pianists of today, we are incredibly lucky to have Mark Bebbington at the festival (and at 8am!!). Mark’s recordings have routinely received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine reviews. International Piano wrote in August 2010:- ”Bebbington’s revivals of British piano music are second to none; he could well be dubbed the concert pianists’ Richard Hickox. Bebbington has almost single-handedly demonstrated that 20th-century British piano scores have an exciting role to play in the concert hall and recording studio.”  Definitely worth getting out of bed for!

Lionel Sainsbury, who lives in Chadlington, is increasingly recognised as one of Britain’s leading present-day composers.