A recital of European Toccatas

The keynote opening performance of EPTA's European conference is appropriate to the chosen theme of the conference as a whole- music in motion. Toccatas presented here show the enormous variety and possibilities that exist in the prolific literature of Toccatas for piano.

Murray McLachlan, Chair of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers’ Association) is Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s School of Music and a Senior Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. McLachlan has made over 40 commercial recordings which have consistently received outstanding reviews, including ‘key recording’ and ‘rosette’ status in the Penguin Guide to CDs. He has performed on all five continents and also serves regularly on juries of international piano competitions.
McLachlan is founder/artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists, Europe’s largest summer school devoted exclusively to the piano (www.pianosummerschool.com) In 2007 McLachlan launched the first Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists (www.pianoconcertocompetition.com) an event which will be presented for the fourth time in August 2013.
McLachlan is also a well-known writer, and has contributed many articles on piano technique and music to magazines in including ‘International Piano’ and ‘BBC Music Magazine’. He is editor of ‘Piano Professional’ Magazine. In June 2012 the University of Dundee awarded him an honorary Doctorate for outstanding services to music and education.


England: Henry Purcell Toccata (arranged Ronald Stevenson, Patron EPTA UK)
Germany:Schumann Toccata in C manjor
Italy: Busoni Toccata (1920)
Russia: Tcherepnin Toccata no. 1
France:Toccata from 3 Pieces (Poulenc)

Clara Schumann Music School,Düsseldorf
Prince George Strasse 80
40479 Düsseldorf
United Kingdom
Type: Recital
Date: Thursday 9 May 2013
Start Time: 15.15
End Time: 16.00
Speaker/Performer: Murray McLachlan
Host Organisation: EPTA Germany
Contact Telephone: 004956169082
Contact Email: sigrid.naumann@t-online.de

Other Information: Full details at www.epta-deutschland.de