Peter Lawson Pianist

Wednesday 22 March 2023, 7.30pm

BACH Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue

SCHUMANN Kinderszenen

VILLA-LOBOS Prole do Bebê

GERSHWIN The Man I Love – I’ll Build a Stairway to the Stars – Do It Again – Fascinating Rhythm – Lady Be Good – Somebody Loves Me – Sweet and Low Down – Clap Do-Do-Do – My One and Only – ‘S Wonderful – Strike up the Band

SHERWIN arr DANILLON A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Peter Lawson studied in Manchester with Derrick Wyndham and Sulamita Aronovsky and has since appeared as soloist with most British orchestras, playing concertos from Mozart to Richard Rodney Bennett. Frequently broadcasting for Radio 3, Peter has given recitals throughout the UK as well as playing in Holland, France, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Luxembourg, Japan and Russia.

Peter’s many commercial recordings include Satie (for EMI, 2 CDs of American Sonatas for Virgin Classics and Michael Nyman’s concerto (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). Peter also works with the Equivox Trio, Tango5 (recreating the tango quintets of Piazzolla) and the recorder player John Turner. Recent recordings include a new piano version of Rawsthorne’s Practical Cats and commemorative pieces for the composer John McCabe.

Now living in Sheffield, Peter has fond memories of living in Delph at the very start of his career. When not making music, Peter enjoys hill walking with a camera in hand.

Peter Lawson, piano


Founded in 1975 by our Chairman, Roger Tanner, the Saddleworth Concerts Society enriches the lives of our community by programming FOUR CONCERTS PER SEASON, featuring top quality classical music and more. Since our early days, we have supported emerging talent and, perhaps more than ever, we must do all we can to support the new generation of musicians. In 2023 the Millgate Arts Centre celebrates its Golden Jubilee and it will be our Society’s 48th year.

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Wed 22nd March 2023


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm