Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm
Images: Iyad Sughayer © James Cardell-Oliver; Armand Djikoloum © Kaupo Kikkas
Our featured artist Iyad Sughayer takes to the stage for this recital where he is joined in the second half by oboist Armand Djikoloum - nominated as a Rising Star Artist in 2022 by Classic FM.
W A Mozart: Fantasia and Sonata in C minor K475
Aram Khachaturian: Suite for piano
Works for piano and oboe:
Alma Mahler: Die Stille Stadt
Clara Schumann: 3 Romances Op 22
Paul Hindemith: Sonata
Marina Dranishnikova: Poème
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne
Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata
We are delighted to present these two leading musicians as part of Thaxted Festival’s Developing Artists Programme. Iyad opens the concert with Mozart’s boldly imaginative Fantasia, which serves as a prelude to the dramatic C minor Sonata. This is followed by the flamboyant Suite by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.
Iyad’s 2023/24 season includes Liszt’s Piano Concerto no 2 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, performances at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lammermuir Festival and Barber Institute Birmingham, plus a series of recitals at the Leicester International Music Festival performing the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas.
Oboist Armand Djikoloum was nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by classic FM. He has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe and in Australia. Formerly principal oboist at Hannover Staatsoper, he gives masterclasses and has worked with students from the Benedetti Foundation. He is a regular collaborator with Iyad Sughayer. Both Iyad and Armand are supported in their early professional careers by the Young Classical Artists Trust.
‘Sughayer’s exciting delivery has clarity, rhythmic precision, brilliant virtuosity and a translucent impressionism in the gentler passages.’ Marina Frolova-Walker, Gramophone Magazine review of Khachaturian
This concert is sponsored by a friend of Thaxted Festival who wishes to remain anonymous.
Venue: Thaxted Parish Church
Tickets: £34*, £30, £26, £22, £14. Age 30 and under: £10
*Premium seating in centre front rows.