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Cordelia Williams, Piano


Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford BN25 2EE

Cordelia Williams, Piano, played Beethoven's Six Bagatelles, Opus 126, Debussy's Des Pas sur la Neige, Number 6, Préludes, Book 1, L117, Brahms' Drei Intermezzi, Opus 117, and Schubert's Piano Sonata in A Major, D959

Polish-Welsh-English Pianist, Cordelia Williams, is recognised for the poetry, conviction and inner strength of her playing and the depth of her interpretations. She has performed all over the World, broadcasts regularly, for BBC Radio 3, and was the Piano Finalist, in the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. She enjoys presenting and introducing the music she plays, as well as using imaginative programming to shed new light on well-known works and to tell new stories. She has become particularly known for her uncanny understanding of the music of Schubert and Schumann and her recordings have focused on both of these Composers, as well as a 2018 album interweaving the music of Bach and Arvo Pärt, which International Piano described, in 2019, as “a superb concept... brilliantly realised”. Her 2021 album, entitled Nightlight, received rave reviews, across the board. Pianist said, in September 2021, that “it takes real imagination to combine mostly standard repertoire in a way that’s both personal and musically insightful”. MusicWeb International made it their 2021 Recording of the Year, saying that “Williams finds astonishing beauty in these pieces that had me shaking my head in wonder. Consummate artistry... touching real greatness”, whilst International Piano made it their Critics' Choice, saying, in January 2022, that “Williams’ understanding of this music is remarkable... an album to cherish”

Further details are in the Programme Notes

There was an audience of seventy-four people present