8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£12 (£5 students)
Event information
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£12 (£5 students)

Tim Horton’s dazzling virtuosity and eclectic programmes have established him as one of the most sought-after pianists. His concert at Kettle’s Yard features music that looks to the past for answers to the future. Thomas Adès pays homage to Chopin, Julian Philips transports us to the intimate salon music of the 19th century, and Helen Grime reinvents miniature character pieces that were favoured by great composers of the past. And Tim will end his concert with Pierre Boulez’s Piano Sonata No.2, an extraordinary masterpiece of intense expression from the 1940s, and a work of such staggering impact that its importance still resonates to this day.

Tim Horton shone … [he] gave a truly ferocious performance. The Guardian

£12 (£5 students), booking recommended

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Thomas Adès: Three Mazurkas

Julian Philips: Barcarola

Helen Grime: 10 Miniatures

Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No.2

Introduction to this year’s New Music series

“Organising the concerts for the New Music Series at Kettle’s Yard has yet again been nothing but a pleasure, because it’s always so heartening to discover that all the musicians I speak to are keen to come and perform in this unique venue. Working with them to shape programmes that will be ideal for the space has only further confirmed my belief that, despite the unprecedented challenges which composers and performers face today, the new music scene in this country is endlessly inspirational and exploding with energy.

In the four concerts of this latest series you’ll be able to hear some of the dazzling variety that underpins the music of today. There’s purity and the influence of the natural world in the music of Barbara Monk Feldman (19 January), a piano recital of breath-taking technical difficulty (16 March), the fertile soils of blending a multitude of styles and cultures (27 April) and the intuitive brilliance of top performers who simply enjoy making music together (1 June).

Our concerts are relaxed, informal and friendly, and I look forward to seeing you soon to experience great musicians performing some of the greatest music of our time.”

Tom McKinney, New Music Curator

About Tim Horton

Tim Horton is one of the UK’s leading pianists, equally at home in solo and chamber repertoire. He is a founder member of both the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360 and has been a regular guest pianist with the Nash Ensemble. He was invited to make his solo debut at Wigmore Hall in 2016. Tim returned to Wigmore Hall in early 2021 to perform a programme of Mozart, Chopin and Szymanowski, and will be giving further solo recitals in the coming seasons. Between 2011 and 2015 Tim presented a complete Beethoven Sonata cycle at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio for Music in the Round, who invited him to return for a cycle of Schubert Sonatas 2017-2019, and a Chopin cycle which is currently underway.

Following two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1995, at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, Tim was asked to give concerts with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

The Leonore Piano Trio has produced seven discs for Hyperion, including the complete Parry Trios and the Piano Quartet. They have also recorded the complete Piano Trios of David Matthews for Toccata Classics.

With Ensemble 360, a mixed group of strings, wind and piano that took up residency at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield in 2005, Tim has performed to great acclaim throughout the UK and abroad.