Camerata Musica Cambridge – Master Pianists: Angela Hewitt
Friday 12th October 2018 | 7:30pm
Venue: West Road Concert Hall
One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her interpretations of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost exponents in our time.
Angela Hewitt’s award-winning cycle for Hyperion Records of all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as ‘one of the record glories of our age’ (The Sunday Times). Her much-awaited recording of Bach’s Art of Fugue appeared in 2014, and immediately hit the charts in the UK and USA. Her discography also includes albums of Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, and Granados. With conductor Hannu Lintu she has recorded two albums of Mozart Piano Concertos (the most recent one with the National Arts Centre Orchestra won a Juno Award in Canada), the Schumann Piano Concerto with the DSO Berlin, and Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony with the Finnish Radio Symphony. New releases include her first disc of Scarlatti Sonatas, and her sixth volume of Beethoven Sonatas (including ‘Les Adieux’). In 2016, Angela Hewitt was inducted into Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’ thanks to her popularity with music lovers around the world. Her second recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released in September 2016.
At the invitation of London’s Wigmore Hall, Angela Hewitt is currently performing the complete keyboard works of Bach in a series of twelve recitals over four years, which began in September 2016. ‘The Bach Odyssey’ will also be presented complete in New York (92nd Street Y), Tokyo, and Ottawa.
Named ‘Artist of the Year’ at the 2006 Gramophone Awards, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in the same year. In 2015 Angela Hewitt was promoted to a Companion of the Order of Canada. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and has seven honorary doctorates.
Angela Hewitt is an Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.
Bach Das wohlterperierte Klavier, Book II, BWV 870-893
Ticket and Booking Information
£35 (£30), £25 (£20), £15 (£10), Students £10 (£5 balcony)
(Note: Student seats to be released later this summer)
ADC Box Office 01223 300085