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Nicholas McCarthy - Piano Recital
  • The Clarendon Muse
    70 Rickmansworth Road
    Watford
    WD18 7JA
An evening of awe-inspiring skill as McCarthy effortlessly plays with just one hand.

About Nicholas McCarthy

British pianist, Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right hand and only began to play the piano at the age of fourteen.  He went on to study at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, becoming the first left-hand-only pianist to graduate in the College’s history.   A passionate educator and motivational speaker, McCarthy champions left-hand alone repertoire, music that developed rapidly following the First World War as a result of injuries suffered on the battlefield.  Expect an awe-inspiring recital of repertoire ranging from Bartok to Gershwin via Scriabin and Strauss.  

McCarthy: I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the first Master Music Festival and to be able to play alongside other esteemed artists from the piano world. As one of the few disabled artists in the classical industry, it gives me great pleasure to be able to share the music that I love so much with new audiences and hopefully even inspire people along the way”.

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Programme

Scriabin – Op. 9 Nocturne

Scriabin/Cimirro – Étude Op. 2 No. 1

R. Strauss/J. Mann – Op. 27 No. 4 “Morgen!”

Gershwin/E. Wild – Étude No. 3 “The Man I Love”

Gershwin/McCarthy – “Summertime”

Reinecke – Sonata Op. 179 in C minor

Bach/Brahms – Chaconne in D minor from Partita No. 2

Mascagni/McCarthy – Cavalleria Rusticana “Intermezzo”

Bartok – Étude for the Left Hand Alone

Rachmaninov/McCarthy/Cimirro – Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

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