Bourgie Hall presents

Llyr Williams

A sumptuous recital of repertoire from the peak of the Romantic era, performed by this pianist who dazzled spectators during his first appearance at Bourgie Hall in 2019.

“Llyr Williams is too much of a well-kept secret.” – Le Devoir

Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence, and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. An acclaimed performer of Beethoven, he has several complete sonata cycles under his belt, including at Wigmore Hall and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has also performed multi-recital series of the music of Schubert and Chopin. He regularly appears at all major UK recital venues and Festivals, including Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival, and with the major UK orchestras; he has a particular relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he has in recent seasons performed concertos ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Bartók and Mathias.

The 2021-22 season sees return engagements with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, as well as Llŷr Williams’ return to North America, with recitals for the Capital Region Classical series at Union College, Schenectady and Salle Bourgie in Montreal following highly successful debuts in both series in 2019. The season also includes Williams’ debut in Madrid at the Fundación Juan March, and the continuation of a 6-recital Chopin series at the Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama.

Despite the global pandemic which restricted live performance in 2020-21, Llŷr Williams performed a number of recitals for streaming and broadcast. In May 2020 a planned full Beethoven cycle at the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico was recorded as live by Signum Records from his home in Wrexham and streamed by the festival in eight broadcasts. In 2020-21 he also returned to Wigmore Hall for two streamed recitals, and he also recorded a number of performances for BBC Radio 3, both solo and with the BBC National orchestra of Wales.

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 34, No. 1
Waltz in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2
Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:30pm
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