Begins 22 Sep 2017 07:30 PM - Ends 22 Sep 2017 09:00 PM
Join us in the unique atmosphere of the medieval Great Hall for an intimate recital by acclaimed pianist Caspar Frantz
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in G-Major, op.31 no.1
Felix Mendelssohn – Songs Without Words, Book Three, op.38
Claude Debussy – l’île Joyeuse
Franz Schubert – Sonata in A-minor, D.845
Caspar Frantz, a native of Kiel, studied with Matthias Kirschnereit at the Rostock University of Music and completed his post-graduate studies with Eberhard Feltz at the Hanns Eisler University, Berlin. He further received great support from intense artistic collaboration with Renate Kretschmar-Fischer as well as Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja and György Kurtág. Since his debut at the Rheingau Music Festival Caspar Frantz has played in Germany and abroad, in major Festivals such as the Saronic Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia, Septembre Musical Montreux, Festival de Pollenca, Beethovenfest Bonn, IMS Prussia Cove and Festival Schwetzingen. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the MDR Orchestra Leipzig, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, the Iasi Moldova Philharmonic and the SolistenEnsemble Kaleidoskop. Caspar Frantz is an ardent chamber music player. With cellist Julian Arp he has formed a duo for more than fifteen years (the duo is 1st Prize Winner of the Mendelssohn Competition, the Premio Vittorio Gui, Firenze, and winner of the German Music Competition); and Chloe Hanslip, Rainer Kussmaul, Sabine Meyer and Bryn Terfel are among his chamber music partners. Since 2006, Caspar Frantz has played all the Beethoven piano sonatas in a series of concerts at Castle Melschede, Westphalia. The music label ARS has released three highly acclaimed recordings: most recently a CD with early and late works by Robert Schumann, as well as J.S Bach’s French Suites and Joseph Haydn’s Keyboard Concertos with Ensemble Kaleidoskop. In 2016 Caspar Frantz was appointed to the faculty of the HMT “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”, Leipzig.
Attendance is by donation on the night. We suggest £15 but all are welcome and proceeds support the Abbey Sutton Courtenay, a registered charity. 8 to 25 attend free.