Guest Blog post by Dr. Larkin Sanders, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement
Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence, and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. He has worked with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Sinfonia Cymru, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Meininger Hofkapelle, Berner Kammerorchester, and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. A regular performer in the Wigmore Hall’s main piano series, he also appears at the BBC Proms in London, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in the USA and has given many acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh International Festival. He is a regular performer at the East Neuk Festival in Scotland, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, and currently artist in residence at Galeri Caernarfon in Wales.
In his upcoming tour to the United States, Llŷr Williams is performing in Kansas City, Missouri at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 26 at the Folly Theater as a part of the Friends of Chamber Music’s Muriel McBrien Kauffman Master Pianist Series. His program is comprised of works composed exclusively by Franz Schubert and includes the Six Moments Musicaux (D. 780), Piano Sonata in B Major (D. 575), a set of three Lieder transcribed by Franz Liszt, and Four Impromptus (D. 935). During Franz Schubert’s life, his friends would often throw chamber music reading parties that featured Schubert’s compositions. They called these gatherings “Schubertiades,” and the Friends will be hosting their own version of a Schubertiade with Mr. Williams.
More information about the Friends of Chamber Music and Llŷr Williams’ upcoming performance can be found at www.ChamberMusic.org. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 816-651-9999. To learn more about Llŷr Williams, visit Victoria Rowsell Artist Management’s website by using this URL: http://www.victoriarowsell.co.uk/artists/llyr-williams/.
You can purchase tickets here!