Four Hands in Concert
Have you ever seen piano duets live in concert? If not, tomorrow is your chance! Tomorrow’s concert will be held in the Church of St John the Evangelist in Oxford and is due to begin at 8pm. The programme consists of three pieces of music for four hands which should be a thrilling experience for all! Tickets range between £18 and £23 but free admission will be granted to those who are under 25 years old. More information and ticket sales can be found on the Oxford May Music official website.
The programme consists of three pieces of music and will begin at 8pm with Mendelssohn’s ‘Octet for Strings in E flat, arranged by the composer for piano for 4 hands’. Following this will be two pieces of Schubert piano music. Schubert is widely considered to be the finest composer of piano music for four hands so this should be an absolute treat. First the audience will hear ‘Grand Sonata in B flat, for piano for 4 hands’ and finally the concert will finish with ‘Fantasie in F minor for piano for 4 hands’.
If you have an urge to play piano duets for four hands but don’t have any pianist friends nearby then don’t worry – all you need is a digital piano! Most digital pianos on the market today come equipped with a record function. This means that you can record yourself playing one part of the duet and then play back your recording and play the second piano part over the top! Simple!
Chase Direct have an excellent range of digital pianos available and there is something for everyone, no matter what age or ability you are. Some of the most popular releases in digital pianos are the Kawai CA 48, Kawai ES 8, and the Yamaha P125, which are all stocked by Chase Direct at amazing prices. Head over to the Chase Direct website for more information.