Debussy anniversary concert

Leon McCawley

© Sheila Rock

One of Britain's finest pianists, Leon McCawley, is playing a concert at King's to celebrate 150 years since Debussy's birth. The concert will take place at 8pm this Saturday in the Chapel.

Leon rose to fame after winning the Piano Section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1990. Three years later, when he was only 19, he won First Prize in the Ninth International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna.

Since then he has played with leading British and international orchestras, appeared regularly on Radio 3, and produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings.

His latest CD is of Barber's piano music. It was Critic's Choice in Gramophone magazine, who called it 'an outstanding release'.

This Saturday Leon will play works by Debussy and by composers that influenced him. For the programme and ticketing information see Concerts at King's.

1 May 2012