Iyad Sughayer at Steinway Hall, London
Steinway Hall — 2 March 2016, 19:00
Mozart Piano Sonata no.4 in E flat K.282 Adagio Menuetto I-II Allegro
Schubert 3 Klavierstücke D.946 No.1 in E flat minor – Allegro assai No.2 in E flat – Allegretto No.3 in C – Allegro
Khachaturian Piano Sonata (1961) Allegro Vivace Andante Tranquillo Allegro Assai
The Jordanian Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer (born 1993) began studying the piano at the age of five. His first teacher was the pianist, conductor and composer Mohammad Sidiq in Amman; and he performed his first concerto there at the age of eight with the National Music Conservatory Orchestra. In 2008, he continued his piano studies at Chetham’s School of Music in the UK. He has subsequently won many prizes and awards including the Chetham’s and RNCM concerto competitions. Most recently he was the Overall Winner of the EPTA UK piano competition. Since 2012, Iyad has been studying at the Royal Northern College of Music on a full scholarship with the distinguished pianist Murray McLachlan. In 2016, with another full scholarship, Iyad will begin his Master’s degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Sughayer’s wide repertoire includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Medtner, Schubert, Khachaturian and Schumann as well as some less well-known composers such as EL-Khoury and McLeod. He has given many recitals and concerts across the Middle East and in the UK and has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the European Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Youth Orchestra of the Premiere Music College, Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Symphony Orchestra. His most recent performances have taken place in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; Pump Rooms, Bath; Commonwealth Institute, Edinburgh; the Austrian Cultural Institute; and the Reform Club and St Martin in the Fields in London. Future engagements include recitals and concerto appearances in the UK, Germany, Jordan, Palestine and the UAE including performances of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra and his German debut recital in the Laeiszhalle Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.