We have been treated to some absolutely first class piano music in Shrewsbury this autumn with the Shrewsbury International Piano Recital Series - and on November 21st at 2.30pm there's a chance to hear rising German star Elisabeth Brauss in action.
She will play a varied programme of music by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Ravel and Prokofiev at the Sunday afternoon concert at St Alkmund's Church.
Elisabeth is a member of BBC New Generation Artist Scheme and has a great many solo, chamber and concerto bookings across the UK, so we're lucky to see her in Shrewsbury! She made her debut at the BBC Proms this year, performing Mozart with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
This season, she makes her debut with the Hallé orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg and Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, and will give a recital in the Wigmore Hall in London. She was also recently awarded the Terence Judd-Hallé Award, given to a NGA graduate considered to be on the cusp of a major international career.
Elisabeth's appearance in Shrewsbury marks the second and last of the Shrewsbury International Piano Recital Series 2021 organised by local retired GP Peter Barritt. Audiences were also treated to a concert by Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova, also at St Alkmund's in October.
Peter says the size and enthusiasm of Shrewsbury audiences enables him to attract global stars to the town: “We are so lucky to have world-class performers who are prepared to play in Shrewsbury. St Alkmund's has excellent acoustics and the absence of pillars in the church gives everyone in the audience a good view of the performer,” he said.
The series is not-for-profit and any excess is donated to maintain St Alkmund's Church.
Tickets cost £16, and are available online from ticketsource . Children aged 16 and under are free. Tickets are also available on the door.