5 brilliant online performances to enjoy from the last week

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By Ellie Palmer

18 May 2020

Enjoy music from Angela Hewitt, Natalia Kazaryan, Lilit Grigoryan, the Lang Lang Music Foundation, and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Chelsea Guo and Eden Chen

This week, the Lang Lang International Music Foundation launched their Play It Forward Virtual Concert Series. Every Friday, a number of their scholars will be performing live online. 

For the first instalment, pianists Chelsea Guo and Eden Chen performed a series of classics including Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude and Mozart's Keyboard Sonata in F major K445.

 

Lilit Grigoryan

As part of Yamaha's Live From Home series, Armenian pianist Lilit Grigoryan delighted us with a performance of Beethoven's last Sonata, Op 111. 

Yamaha's Live From Home initiative gives us the chance to enjoy the beauty of live music from the comfort of our own homes every week.

"Tonight I want us to celebrate together the 250th anniversary of Beethoven." 

 

Natalia Kazaryan

This week, we partnered up with Natalia Kazaryan to bring you a Sunday night piano recital. She graced us with  “Young Birches” by Amy Beach and Brahms 7 Fantasies Op. 116. And what a delight it was!

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto

With special guest Hidejiro Honjoh

This is a hauntingly beautiful performance from Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. He has titled the concert "Playing the Piano for the Isolated", and is joined by Shamisen player Hidejiro Honjoh at different points throughout.

 

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt has been gracing us with regular performances on social media over the last few weeks. One of her latest ones features Friedrich Kuhlau's Piano Sonatina in C major, Op 55 No 3.