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Drew Steanson, piano: Dreaming

Friday 07 June 2024

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There’s a dream theme to Drew Steanson’s programme with romantic and virtuosic works by pianistic giants Liszt and Rachmaninov. Song and poetry were at the core of American composer Amy Beach’s style. Each of her Four Sketches, Op. 15 (1892), is headed by a quotation from a French poet. With beautifully long lines, luscious harmonies, and great passion, ‘Dreaming’ quotes Victor Hugo.


Liszt – Ballade no 2

Rachmaninoff – Dreams Earl Wild

Amy Beach – Dreaming

Liszt/Bellini – Reminiscences de Norma

Drew Steanson piano

Described as ‘exceptional – thrilling and sensitive by turns’, 30-year-old Drew Steanson is a classical pianist based in London and Oxford.

Recent performances include concertos by Rachmaninoff and solo recitals in Germany, Ukraine and Russia. He was a finalist in the 1st International Medtner Competition in St Petersburg 2016 and winner of the Rome Liszt Competition 2022 (Danubia Talents).

Drew has played in many of London’s most prestigious concert halls including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, St James’s Piccadilly, Steinway Hall and at Inner Temple in the Temple Young Emerging Artists Series.

Drew has played to many distinguished pianists including Idil Biret, Vladimir Tropp, Boris Berman and Angela Hewitt.

Future recitals include a concerto appearance with the Elgar Sinfonia (November 2024)

Drew became a Young Steinway Artist in April 2016.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 07 Jun 1:00 PM £10 Book

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