Fri 4 Oct, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
7th SJE Arts International Piano Series: Lara Melda
Friday 4 October 2019, 7.30pm
Winner of the 2010 BBC Young Musician competition at the age of only sixteen, British-Turkish pianist Lara Melda is fast gaining international recognition.
Last summer, Lara made her BBC Proms and Royal Albert Hall debut as one of the soloists in an evening devoted to previous Young Musician winners. Other concerto performances have included Britten’s Young Apollo with the Britten Sinfonia and Paul Daniel; Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Kirill Karabits; Mozart with the Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon and a tour of New Zealand with the National Youth Orchestra. She also performs regularly in Turkey, most recently Schumann's Piano Concerto in Ankara, May 2019.
Amongst many venues over the UK and abroad, Lara has played recitals at the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg and Cadogan Hall, London. She made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2017, following this with two further appearances there in January and December 2018. In November 2019 she returns to Wigmore Hall for an evening recital.
Lara is praised particularly for her Chopin interpretations and her programme for tonight includes the musically and technically challenging Sonata no. 3. Alongside works by Chopin, she will explore the Russian repertoire, including a barcarolle by the under-performed Romantic and master of polished piano gems, Anatoly Lyadov, and four pieces - Masks, Montagues and Capulets, Friar Laurence, Mercutio - from Prokofiev’s superb Romeo and Juliet suite.
Tickets: £30, £26, £17; under 25s £10 reduction.
Season Passes are also available for all 7th SJE Arts Piano Series concerts. Click HERE for more details or to book.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60; Nocturnes Op. 9 nos. 1, 2 & 3
Rachmaninov: Étude tableaux Op. 33, nos. 7 & 8
Prokofiev: from Romeo and Juliet Op. 75, nos. 5, 6, 7 & 8
Lyadov: Barcarolle in F Sharp minor Op. 44
Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 23 nos. 4 & 5
Chopin: Sonata no. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305.