Ben Frith visits for the first time

Yorkshireman Ben Frith won the Dudley International Piano Competition at age 14. In 1979 he graduated with a B.A. in music from the University of Leeds. He competed twice in the Leeds Piano Competition and he won the Gold Medal at the 1989 Artur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv.
He has appeared with many of the worlds finest orchestras including Berlin Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic orchestras, and his repertoire includes over fifty concertos. He is a member of the Gould Piano Trio, and is on the staff of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
On his tour of the North East, his repertoire will include sonatas by Scarlatti and Mendelssohn, Nocturnes by John Field and Chopin, Busoni’s Chamber Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen and Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze (Dances of the League of David) Op.6 ** a helter-skelter of whimsy and tenderness.

Monday 30th May – 1 pm – St. Andrews, Newcastle
Tuesday 31st May – 2 pm – The ARC, Stockton
Wednesday 1st June – 7:30 pm – All Saints, Gosforth
Thursday 2nd June – 2:30 pm – Belmont, Durham
Friday 3rd June – 7:30 pm – Christ Church, North Shields
Sunday 5th June – 3 pm – St. James & St. Basil, Fenham

A ‘Young Lion’ from South Korea roared!

Our thanks to Nurry Lee who delighted her audiences with her exciting, vibrant performances. She must be destined for greater things and we look forward to seeing and hearing her again.

Later this month we have the ‘Parisienne Soiree’ with all proceeds to Master Musicians.

This will be followed a week later by pianist Benjamin Frith at all our venues. Details will follow anon.


Spring – Summer 2022

Welcome back to Master Musicians International for a busy Spring/Summer season with some new performers and some old favourites.

February brings newcomer, Young Lion of The Keyboard – Henry Cash now Tyler Hay

March sees the return of Mark Viner

April gives us another Young Lion, Rose McLachlan

Another Young Lion Nurry Lee will be here in May

Benjamin Frith is June‘s performer

Because of his popularity and that he had to change his usual summer visit in 2021, classical guitar favourite Giulio Tampalini is back in July 2022

Later, at the end of July, the season closes with the visit of Thomas Kelly, a finalist in The Leeds Piano Competition 2021.

The venues are: Mondays – St. Andrew’s (Newcastle); Tuesdays – The ARC (Stockton); Wednesdays – All Saints (Gosforth); Thursdays – Belmont (Durham); Fridays – Christ Church (North Shields) and Sundays at St James and St Basil (Fenham) .

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