ALL Saints Church at Farley near Salisbury is preparing for the annual music festival, this year from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 23rd June.
The music starts with a welcome return from Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas, who has recently won the Liszt competition in Budapest. He will play the Liszt Paganini Etude and Beethoven’s Sonata in E flat major to launch the festival from 7pm on 18th June.
The following night, Italian pianist Francesca Orlando (pictured) plays Schubert’s Drei Klavierstucke and Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat major.
On Thursday 20th Viktor Bijelovic returns to Farley to play Chopin’s Ballades and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 6. Viktor collaborated with Tanztheater Pina Bausch and has played twice for Prince Charles.
The International Young Soloists Trio plays at the church on Friday 21st June. One of the projects organised by Hungarian pianist Alexandra Balog, she is joined by Korean violinist Jane Kim and Hungarian cellist Reka Adorjani for a programme that includes Beethoven’s Appassionata sonata, Chopin’s Polonaise for cello and piano and Brahms’ first piano trio.
The final concert is on Saturday 22nd June, when the Ayoub Sisters perform a mixed programme that draws on their Egyptian heritage and Scottish influences. It includes works by Saint-Saens, Monti, MS Basha and Ayoub.
Festival Evensong on Sunday 23rd June at 6pm will be led by Canon James Mustard, precentor of Exeter Cathedral.
There are a few tickets left for some of the concerts. For more details, visit the website, www.farleymusic.co.uk