Pianist Caterina Grewe playing

German romantics showcased in recital for The Amber Trust

Classical music lovers can expect an ‘audience friendly’ performance when internationally renowned
pianist Caterina Grewe takes to the stage for a concert in aid of The Amber Trust on March 2.

The acclaimed musician this week confirmed her programme for the two-hour show at The Wathen Hall in London, where she will be performing for the first time since 2019.

Caterina, pictured above, will focus on her preferred German romantic composers and opens the evening with Johannes Brahms’ 3 Intermezzi, Op.117 – composed in 1892 and described by critics of the time as striking a “pensive, graceful, dreamy, resigned, and elegiac note”.

One of Robert Schumann’s most characteristic works Carnaval, Op.9 completes the recital’s first half before the second half showcases Hungarian romantic composer Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B-minor, S.178. Completed in 1853, published in 1854 and first performed in 1857, the sonata was dedicated to Schumann and is widely considered to be the peak of Liszt’s repertoire.

“It is a very romantic programme with Brahms, Schumann and Liszt. It is very audience friendly,” says Caterina, whose performances are recognised for their beauty, poetry and temperament.

“I don’t really have favourite pieces in a programme, I tend to have composers I feel closer to and can identify with. In general, those are composers from the German romantic era.

“I play a lot of Liszt in general and here I’ve included the Liszt Sonata, which is obviously always a classic, so hopefully the audience will enjoy it.”

The concert , at St. Paul’s School in Barnes, starts at 7:30pm with non-alcoholic refreshments available
during the interval.

For the full programme, more details on Caterina Grewe and to purchase tickets, which cost £15 (£10 students), please click here.

Details of Caterina’s previous performance for Amber can be found here and she can be seen in action via her YouTube channel here.