Internationally-renowned pianist kicks off summer classical concert season at Wentworth Woodhouse

28th May 2019

A trio of top-note classical music events are being held in the historic splendour of Wentworth Woodhouse this summer.

The Grade I listed stately home will play host to world-class musical talent befitting its grand setting.

All performances will take place in the 18th century formal state rooms, transporting audiences back to a time of grandeur and majesty, and will be followed by a post-concert dinner.

Two concerts featuring the works of Chopin will be given by internationally-renowned pianist and conductor Janusz Piotrowicz on June 27 and 29.

A child prodigy, Janusz was born in the UK to Polish immigrants who had escaped the Holocaust. He performed his first piano concert aged five and at seven played in Rome before the Pope.

He has toured throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Africa and the UK, is founder and conductor of L’Orchestre du Monde, Artistic Director of Ripon International

Festival and has conducted some of the UK’s most respected orchestras.

His Chopin recitals at Wentworth Woodhouse will include Nocturnes, Waltzes, Mazurkas, Berceuse and Polonaises.

Soprano Charlotte Kenny will be hitting the high notes at the house her mother saved for the nation on Saturday July 13.

She is the daughter of the chair of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, Julie Kenny CBE.

Charlotte, who trained in vocal performance for two years at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, will be performing in a Chamber Concert in the Marble Saloon with Rotherham Symphony Orchestra.

The RSO is made up of amateurs, professionals, teachers and students and is a partner of Rotherham Music. Established in 2017, the orchestra has quickly gone from strength to strength. This will be its third concert at Wentworth Woodhouse.

On September 21 Wentworth Woodhouse presents a magical evening of Georgian opera, featuring performances by international opera stars Oliver Gerrish and Alexandra Kennedy.

Oliver Gerrish is not only a renowned British counter-tenor, he is a Cambridge-educated architectural historian.

He has performed across the world and his determination to stage grand opera in historic buildings has helped raise funds and awareness for historic buildings in distress, including Wentworth Woodhouse.

Concert tickets cost £25, with canapés and wine served on arrival. Audiences can also book their place at a post-concert three-course dinner. Tickets for dinner and concert cost £70.

For more information and tickets, go to wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk/events or call 01226 351161.