Petworth Festival: Bernard d’Ascoli (piano) – CANCELLED

Born in Provence and blind since the age of 3, Bernard began learning piano and organ at the age of eleven using scores written in braille. In 1974 he became the youngest French Baccalaureate graduate of the year and four years later at the age of nineteen won First Prize in the Barcelona International Piano Competition. After winning further international prizes he came to major public attention in 1981 when, as a prize winner at in the Leeds International Piano Competition, he made acclaimed London debuts in recital and with orchestra.  A major international career has ensued…

Being newly associated with the Leeds International Piano Competition, Petworth Festival is delighted to welcome not only a former prize winner, but also someone who has previously enthralled audiences at Festival concerts over the years. For his June Edition concert Bernard brings a beautifully contrasted repertoire by Schubert, Chopin, and his fellow countryman Maurice Ravel, including the scintillating Jeux d’eau.

‘By any count he is one of the major pianists of his generation’  The Guardian

One can but marvel at such agile, heady virtuosity, devoid of the slightest hesitation or miscalculation.’ Financial Times


Tickets £25 (18 & under £5)

Event cancelled. Please contact Box Office for refunds or exchanges.

Image: Bernard d’Ascoli (photo: Véronique Bon-Dansac)

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