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Tyler Hay (piano) performs Tippett and Britten

Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for Piano No 26 in E flat, 'Les adieux' Op 81a - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Sonata for Piano No 4 - Sir Michael Tippett

The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe presents the the last recital in its Beethoven/Tippett Summer Festival at St James's, marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Sir Michael Tippett. The Festival features performances of all four of the Tippett Piano Sonatas.

Tyler Hay was born in 1994 in Kent and began learning the piano at the age of 6.

He studied with Andrew Haigh at Kent Music Academy for 3 years before gaining a place to study at the Purcell School in September 2007 where he received a scholarship under the Governments Music and Dance Scheme and studied the piano with Tessa Nicholson.

He now studies at the Royal Northern College of Music where he receives a full scholarship and the is the keyboard department's ABRSM scholar. He has studied with the Head of Keyboard Graham Scott and is now under renowned British pianist Frank Wibaut.

Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist, who enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works. He has performed Rachmaninoff's 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall, Scriabin's 5th Sonata at the South Bank's Purcell Room and as a result of winning the Senior Concerto Competition at the Purcell School, he played Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Spring 2013.

Tyler has also won a £5000 scholarship from the Purcell School to further his musical education and in February 2014, reached the category finals of the Royal Over Seas League.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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