Award winning and critically acclaimed concert pianist Margaret Fingerhut returned to Old Swinford Hospital in November to perform in a recital with cellist Sagi Hartov, a member of the London Mozart Trio.
The concert programme featured music by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn & Grieg.
“This was an exciting concert, which inspired our students with the colourful choice of pieces from the Romantic era, and the virtuosity of their playing,” said Mr Tony Bridgewater, Director of Music.
The following day, Margaret and Sagi conducted free masterclasses for 24 students. Each musician was invited to perform a piece of music and was then given constructive and friendly advice on how their technique, performance and interpretation could be improved, as well as hearing the other participants in their sessions.
Following the strings workshop, Year 7 pupil Maxim Still said: “We were very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend a class by Sagi Hartov and benefit from his vast playing experience. I have been learning the violin for four years and am currently working towards Grade 5 so his advice will help me a great deal.”
Pictures show Sagi Hartov with OSH student Maxim Still & Margaret Fingerhut with OSH Student James Millichap