This March, Trinity Laban celebrates Schubert’s greatest piano works and Lieder over nine concerts (24-27 March 2015) within the stunning surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
Each concert pairs piano works and songs that were either composed in the same year, or that relate directly to each other. This fascinating approach promises to shed a unique light on Schubert’s creative process.
All concerts are performed by Trinity Laban students under the direction of professors Martino Tirimo and Eugene Asti.
Martino Tirimo (above) is renowned for his Schubert interpretations. In 1975 he became the first pianist to perform a truly complete cycle of the 21 Sonatas in public at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and in January this year he played Schubert’s greatest piano works at Kings Place. Classical Source says: “Martino Tirimo is one of the supreme Schubert scholars…[he] has the uncanny ability to make the audience feel it is in the very presence of the composer."
Eugene Asti (above) is Vocal Accompaniment Co-ordinator at Trinity Laban. Much in demand as an accompanist, Eugene has performed with many great artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Margaret Price, Nancy Argenta and Elizabeth Connell, in the world's greatest concert halls.
Admission to all events is free and unticketed.
Martino Tirimo picture courtesy of The Arts Desk; Eugene Asti courtesy Molina Visuals and Harmonia Mundi.