Saturday 30th November 2024
Linlithgow Primary School

We welcome Sarah Beth Briggs to play variations by several composers, most of whom will be familiar to our audiences. This will be an interesting a varied collection of works including items by Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schubert. All are welcome for an excellent evening of piano music.


Mozart:                Variations on a theme by Duport, K573
Hans Gál:            Sonata, Op. 28 (1927)
Mendelssohn:      Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54
                           -              Interval -
Haydn     riations on Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser          
Schubert              Impromptu in B flat, D935 No. 3
Chopin                 Berceuse, Op. 57
Chopin                 Ballade in F minor, Op. 52

TICKETS HERE (available from end July): £16, U26 £6, Children free. This event is also available with our season ticket for the 8 winter 2024-25 concerts (see Membership tab).  

Pianist Sarah Beth Briggs career was launched at the age of eleven when she became the then youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and a recipient of a Dame Myra Hess Award. Four years later she gained international recognition as joint winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.
– an artist of extraordinary magnetism (Michael Kennedy, Daily Telegraph) she is a leading recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. 

Sarah’s musical interpretations have been broadcast internationally on radio and television, while recital and concerto performances have taken her to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and the USA. UK orchestral collaborations include concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Hallé, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestra. She has been the featured soloist at major British venues including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, London’s South Bank Centre, and the Barbican Centre.

Sarah is a celebrated artist at societies and festivals throughout the UK, acclaimed by promoters and critics for her performances and for her engaging and informative introductions to recital programmes.

Sarah enjoys balancing a successful solo career with numerous chamber music engagements and has worked with many renowned soloists over the years including the late soprano, Kathryn Harries, clarinettist, Janet Hilton and ex Lindsay violist, Robin Ireland. Her most regular current partnerships are with violinist David Juritz and as part of the Briggs Piano Trio (in which Sarah and David are joined by cellist, Kenneth Woods) as well as a four hands piano duo with James Lisney.  She has also enjoyed collaborations with the Emperor and Carducci String Quartets.

Sarah taught keyboard for many years at the University of York. She gives regular masterclasses and chamber music tuition in the UK and has also taught in Switzerland and the USA.