Beethoven - The Great Resolver
Join Clare Hall for a special Intimate Engagements Concert by pianist Ronan O'Hora, on the evening of Saturday 26th June from 7.30pm.
Sonata no. 27 in E minor opus 90
Sonata no. 28 in A major opus 101
Sonata no. 29 in B flat major opus 106 Hammerklavier
"In a time when we've all had much to contend with, there could be no more inspiring musical statement of the positive struggle towards genuine and powerful resolution than the major works of Beethoven. These three sonatas exemplify this and culminate in Beethoven’s supreme expression of this noble struggle."
£15 standard admission; £10 for College members; and £5 for students. Booking details to follow shortly.
About the musician:
The British pianist Ronan O'Hora has performed throughout the world, playing with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and English Chamber orchestras, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Hallé Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Netherlands Radio Chamber, Philharmonia Hungarica, Brno Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, Florida Philharmonic and Queensland Philharmonic.
Ronan has performed in every major country in Europe as well as in the USA, Canada, Australasia and South Africa working with leading conductors such as Kees Bakels, Matthias Bamert, Hans Vonk, James Judd, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Bramwell Tovey, Hans Vonk, Edo de Waart, Takuo Yuasa and Lothar Zagrosek as well as appearing at many notable music festivals like Salzburg, Gstaad, Ravinia, Montpelier, Bath, Harrogate and Brno. Born in Manchester in 1964, Ronan O'Hora studied there at the Royal Northern College of Music with Professor Ryszard Bakst.
He has won many important awards that have included the Dayas Gold Medal, the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the Stefania Niekrasz Prize, which is awarded every five years to an outstanding exponent of Chopin. Broadcasts on radio and television world-wide have included a televised recital for the Chopin Society in Warsaw, a televised performance of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto with the Netherlands Radio Symphony, two programmes of chamber music by Mozart for BBC TV, as well as over eighty concerts on BBC Radio 3.
Ronan is Head of Keyboard Studies and Head of Advanced Performance Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
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