Peter Lawson

Series: Season 7 2016-2017
Date: Wed 31 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

A welcome return to Sandbach for pianist Peter Lawson, this time presenting a solo piano recital for us. His programme will include works by Villa-Lobos, Gershwin & Ginastera. 


5:00pm Pre-concert Early Bird meal at La Casa Mia (not included in the ticket)

Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series



6:30pm Doors open

7:00: Spotlight Concert

Music performed by talented young people from Sandbach


7:30 Intermission

Art Exhibition 


raffle in aid of Aquarius Swimming Club


8:00 Main Concert


Heitor Villa Lobos   Prole do Bebê  I

 branquinha – moreninha – caboclinha – mulatinha – negrinha -a pobrezinha – o polichinelo – a bruxa


George Gershwin arr. Gershwin   Songbook

the man I love  – I’ll build a stairway to paradise – do it again – fascinating rhythm – oh, lady be good – somebody loves me – sweet and low down – clap yo’ hands – do do  do – my one and only – ‘s wonderful – strike up the band – that certain feeling – Liza – who cares – I got rhythm


Alberto Ginastera   Sonata

allegro marcato – presto misterioso – adagio molto appassionato – ruvido ed ostinato



Peter Lawson was born in Manchester and studied there with Derrick Wyndham and Sulamita Aronovsky. He has appeared as soloist with most British orchestras, frequently broadcasting for radio 3 as well as giving recitals throughout the UK and playing in Holland, France, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Luxembourg, Japan and Russia.

With a repertoire stretching from the baroque to contemporary jazz, Peter’s many commercial recordings reflect a particular interest in more recent music and include Satie (EMI), American Sonatas (Virgin Classics) and Michael Nyman’s concerto (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). He also works with the Equivox Trio, Tango5 (recreating the tango quintets of Piazzolla), the recorder player John Turner with whom he has collaborated on many recordings of British music and saxophonist Rob Buckland.

Peter recently retired from his role as senior tutor in piano and careers advisor at Chetham’s School of Music but continues as tutor in piano and tutor in contemporary piano at the RNCM and examiner for the ABRSM. In his spare time Peter enjoys hill-walking, photography and, as a beginner, the challenges of learning to play classical guitar!