Leon McCawley – Pianist – @19:302 min read

Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year.

Leon McCawley, pianist – Photo Clive Barda
Leon McCawley

Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire. Leon will make his sixth appearance at the BBC Proms on 31st August, performing John Ireland’s Piano Concerto with BBC Concert Orchestra/Bramwell Tovey in a special tribute concert to Sir Henry Wood. The concert will be recorded and broadcast on BBC4 TV on 1st September.

Concert programme


Haydn Sonata in G major Hob. XVI/40

Schubert Sonata in C minor D. 958

Schumann Abegg Variations Op. 1

Hans Gál Three Sketches Op. 6

Brahms 4 Klavierstücke Op. 119

Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

Concert take place in St Peter’s Church of Ireland and begin at 7:30pm with a pre-concert talk at 7pm.
Tickets remain at an affordable €19 / €17 conc when booked in advance or €20 / €18 on the door, with a student / child ticket still at just €5.
A series ticket for all events, including 8 main evening concerts is just €110. Booking through Droichead Arts Centre on 041 9833946 or www.droichead.com with further information available from www.droghedaclassicalmusic.com