Artistic director:
Warren Mailley-Smith

Artistic director:
Warren Mailley-Smith

Sam Haywood
14 April, 2023 6:00 pm

Vítězslava Kaprálová April Preludes Nos 1,3,4
Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor
Jelena Poulíčková Oriental Suite (4th Movement)
Chopin Barcarolle Op 60
Julius Isserlis Moment triste
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G major
Clotilde Arias Huiracocha (Inca song arranged by Sam Haywood)
Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor Op 31

Sam Haywood has performed in many of the world’s major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philharmonie de Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus and the Wigmore Hall. The New York Times hailed his ‘‘Passionate flair and sparkling clarity’ and the Washington Post his ‘dazzling, evocative playing’. He has a special fondness for Indonesia, where he has performed and taught for many years.

He embraces a wide spectrum of the piano repertoire and is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician or working with singers. He has toured extensively as a duo with American violinist Joshua Bell and also with cellist Steven Isserlis.

He has composed several instrumental miniatures, including ‘The Other Side’, first performed at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. His Song of the Penguins for bassoon and piano, dedicated to Roger Birnstingl, is published by Emerson Editions. He is currently working on a commission for piano and string quartet.

Passionate about early instruments, Haywood recorded a Chopin album on the composer’s own Pleyel piano, part of the Cobbe Collection, to celebrate his bicentenary in 2010. Other recordings include Stanford’s Preludes and the piano works of Julius Isserlis for Hyperion Records. For Sony he has recorded a selection of works by the child prodigy Alma Deutscher and he also features on Joshua Bell’s ‘Musical Gifts’ album.

Haywood is also Artistic Director and co-founder of the Solent Music Festival, which takes place annually in the beautiful sailing town of Lymington, UK. 2022 will mark the festival’s tenth anniversary. He is currently based in Thessaloniki.