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Evening Concerts Piano Festival

Cancelled – Leon McCawley

Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm

Please note this concert has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

If you have already booked, please contact regarding refunds.

We’re really sorry for any disappointment and hope to return to our usual activities soon – keep checking our COVID-19 webpage for further updates.

One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th Century repertoire.

Join Leon for this performance and the official launch of the Autumn 2020 Birmingham International Piano Festival programme.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Cancelled – William Thomas bass Joseph Middleton piano

Friday 27 March, 1pm

Winner of the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Award and 2018 John Christie Award, William Thomas is fast making a name for himself as one of today’s most promising young singers.

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Evening Concerts

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You can purchase tickets for Barber Evening Concerts at the reception desk in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts during normal opening hours, over the phone or online.

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