Piano Masterclass with Iyad Sughayer

Saturday 22 June, 12 noon

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Iyad Sughayer at Thaxted Festival

Iyad Sughayer © James Cardell-Oliver

Join Iyad Sughayer as he takes selected pianists through their paces in this masterclass session in Thaxted Church.

Nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by Classic FM, Iyad Sughayer was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust International Auditions in 2021. He returns to Thaxted to make two appearances this season through our Developing Artists Programme, and we are delighted to present this masterclass which pianists of all ages and abilities will find unmissable. Four pianists of proven ability will perform under Iyad’s guidance, when audience and participants alike will gain valuable insights into technique and performance.

Experienced pianists who wish to be considered for selection to take part in the masterclass should email music@thaxtedfestival.co.uk to apply.

Venue: Thaxted Parish Church
Tickets: £10. Unreserved seating.

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