Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-recital

Concert Hall - Barber Institute
Arts and Law, Performance
Friday 25th October 2019 (13:00-14:00)
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Kenneth Hamilton
  • Barber Lunchtime Concert/Birmingham International Piano Festival

Selecting a Steinway: A Concert with Conversation
Kenneth Hamilton & Ulrich Gerhartz

Earlier this year, pianist Kenneth Hamilton and Ulrich Gerhartz, Steinway’s Director of Concert and Artist Services, headed off to Steinway’s famous Hamburg factory to choose a new concert grand for the Barber Institute. They had to make a selection from eight instruments—all with strikingly different musical personalities. In this special event for the Festival, Kenneth and Ulrich share insights on the selection process with the Barber audience, along with performances on the new piano of the test pieces they used on the day.

  • Chopin 
    Nocturne in C minor
  • Chopin 
    Mazurka in C# minor
  • Schubert/Liszt 
  • Liszt 
    The Fountains of the Villa d’Este
  • Wagner/Liszt 
    Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Venue: Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Admission: Free