St John's College Oxford

Sam Haywood to perform in the Kendrew Chamber Music Concert

Pianist Sam Haywood will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Chopin in this term's Kendrew Concert.

Sam Haywood pianist Kendrew Concert

After early success as BBC Young Musician of the Year, and the honour of the Royal Philharmonic Society's prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship, pianist Sam Haywood has performed to critical acclaim in many of the world's major concert halls. 

The Washington Post hailed his ‘dazzling, evocative playing’ and ‘lyrical sensitivity’ and The New York Times his ‘passionate flair and sparkling clarity’. He embraces a wide spectrum of the piano repertoire and is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician or with accompanying Lieder. He has had a regular duo partnership with Joshua Bell since 2010 and also often performs with cellist Steven Isserlis.

He has recorded two solo albums for Hyperion, one featuring the piano music of Julius Isserlis (grandfather of Steven Isserlis) and the other Charles Villiers Stanford’s preludes. He is passionate about period instruments and has made a recording on Chopin’s own Pleyel piano.

In this, the last Kendrew Concert of the year, Sam will perform: 

  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
  • Schubert: Impromptus, D. 899 (Op. 90), No. 3 in Gb Major and No. 4 in Ab Major
  • Ravel: Sonatine
  • Rachmaninoff: Preludes, Op. 32, No. 4 in E Minor and No. 5 in G Major
  • Schumann: Papillions, Op. 2
  • Chopin: Polonaise in F# Minor, Op. 44

Tickets are free and are available to the general public for booking online here.

A drinks reception will follow the concert.

Sam Haywood
photo credit: Robert Torres