Forthcoming Alkan Society recitals


Fri 3 Mar

Jan Hugo (Prize winner, 2016 Alkan-Zimmerman competition & Royal Over-seas League Competition), plays Alkan (inc. Quasi-Faust), Liszt & Debussy
Recital supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust


Fri 7 Apr

Peter de Jager (First prize, 2011 Australian International Chopin Competition), playing Alkan Symphonie (op 39, 4-7) and Chris Dench Sonata


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Sat 18 Mar

Yeol Eum Son

Fribourg, Switzerland

Le festin d'Ésope (op.39/12)

Fri 24 Mar

Mark Viner

Nicosia, Cyprus

Andantes romantiques (op.13/2); Etude (op.35/10)

Sun 2 Apr

Frederic Voorn

Haarlem,  Netherlands

Details TBC

Fri 28 Apr

José López

Evanston, Illinois, USA

Symphony for Solo Piano (op.39,4-7)

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CD of Society recital on 6 July 2016 Concerto for solo piano (Paul Wee)
Symphonie for solo piano (Cowley Fu)
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Recent additions to Members’ Youtube page
Mark Viner: Intro&Andante con moto op 13/2; L'incendie au village voisin, op 35/7
Paul Wee: Concerto for solo piano
Satu Paavola: Grande Sonate (20 Ans)
Laura Snyderman: Vocal music
Christopher Falzone: Beethoven 3rd pno concerto





Forthcoming CD release from TRPTK (Oct 2016)

Works for 4 hands played by Stephanie McCallum & Erin Helyard, performed on Erard pianos:

  • Meyerbeer, Le Prophète: Ouverture, arr. Alkan
  • Alkan, Neuf Préludes op. 66, arr. da Motta
  • Moscheles Hommage à Weber, op. 102

The CD is due to be released worldwide in early November. It is already available from the Netherlands via TRPTK.



New CD release from ALM records (Oct 2016)

A second Alkan recording by Yui Morishita has been released in Japan:

  • Concerto for solo piano (op.35, 8-10)
  • Gigue et Air de ballet dans le style ancien (op.24)
  • Le Chemin de fer: étude pour piano (op.27)
  • Désir, fantaisie pour piano

Yui Morishita (piano)
Note that the CD is currently only available from Japan. It may be purchased from (type  “Morishita Alkan” into search box and follow links).



Third Alkan-Zimmerman International Piano Competition (Aug 2016)

The third competition took place in Athens in April 2016

The Jury elected not to award a first prize
Second Prize (ex aequo): Jan Hugo (pictured left) and Lefteris Misirgis (right)
Third Prize: Marianna Kapsetaki

More details here



Paul Wee’s performance of Concerto for solo piano (Jul 2016)

At the Society recital on 6 July, we heard outstanding performances of the Symphonie for solo piano (op.39, nos 4-7) played by Cowley Fu and the Concerto for solo piano (op.39, nos 8-10) played by Paul Wee. Paul Wee’s performance is  available on Youtube.

Paul Wee


Score and performance of Brian Inglis’ Concerto (Homage to Alkan) (Feb 2016)

Society member and composer Brian Inglis’ Concerto for Piano Solo (Homage to Alkan) – completed for Alkan’s bicentenary in 2013 – has been published by Composers Edition and is available here. A performance by Gabriel Keen can be heard here.

Eagle-eared members may note brief quotations at the outset from Op39 Symphony (first movement coda) and Scherzo Diabolico (trio); more subtle allusions to Alkanian tropes are also apparent.


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New CD release from ALM records (Oct 2015)

Debut recording of Alkan by Yui Morishita, comprising:

  • Sonatine (op.61)
  • Capriccio alla soldatesca (op.50)
  • Le tambour bat aux champs: Esquisse (op.50bis)
  • Symphonie from 12 études dans tous les tons mineurs (op.39/4-7)
  • 1er Nocturne (op.22)
  • Scherzo-Focoso (op.34)

Yui Morishita (piano)
Note that the CD is currently only available from Japan. It may be purchased from (type Yui Morishita into search box and follow links). Individual tracks also available via iTunes.



New recording of Concerto for solo piano (Sep 2015)

Michael Rose performs the Concerto for solo piano (op 39, nos 8-10), together with En Rhythme Molossique (op 39 no 2), Allegro Barbaro (op.35, no 5) and other works. The CD is published by the performer and is available via Amazon and CD Baby.


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