Concert Schedule

Coronavirus Update

In line with Public Heath and Government guidelines, concert activities are currently under some restrictions. See below for current performances during the pandemic.

Current Performances

29/07/2020 St Pancras Clock Tower Livestream

Alexander returns to live performance (via livestream) with Helen Charlston, Michael Craddock and City Music Foundation. They will give the premiére of the Isolation Songbook - a new set of commissions written during lockdown.

6pm, St Pancras Clock Tower

Stay tuned for YouTube link.


03/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 Edinburgh

Alexander will record the Isolation Songbook in Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, with Helen Charlston and Michael Craddock for Delphian Records. Expected release date is March 2021 - stay tuned for more details.


23/10/2020 St Paul’s Cathedral

LIVE CONCERT

Alexander will perform Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of time under the iconic dome in St Paul’s Cathedral, for City Music Foundation. The concert will be performed in front of a socially distanced audiences.

Joseph Shiner, clarinet
Emily Sun, violin
Ariana Kashefi, cello
Alexander Soares, piano


30/10/2020 St Paul’s Cathedral

ONLINE CONCERT

Alexander performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time under the iconic dome in St Paul’s Cathedral, for City Music Foundation, will be available to watch online.

Joseph Shiner, clarinet
Emily Sun, violin
Ariana Kashefi, cello
Alexander Soares, piano

CLICK HERE to register for tickets. The event is free, but donations to City Music Foundation are greatly appreciated.


15/12/2020 - 17/12/2020 Wyastone

Alexander will record his second solo album with Rubicon Classics, produced by Andrew Keener and engineered by Oscar Torres.

Further details to be released at the end of the year.


20/1/2021 ROSL

Britten Variations
Ravel Forlane
Bridge Piano Sonata

A livestream concert from the Princess Alexandra Hall, ROSL London
6.30pm via YouTube

Postponed due to illness


04/02/2021 Imperial College

Britten Variations
Ravel Forlane
Bridge Piano Sonata

Lunchtime concert from Imperial College London
Livestream below, recorded by Black Swan Film & Audio


12/03/2021 Witney Music Society

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet: Prelude, Courante, Sarabande (from Suite in A minor, 1687)
Ravel: Prelude, Forlane, Menuet, Riguadon (from Le Tombeau de Couperin)
Chopin: Mazurka Op 17. No. 4
Bridge: Piano Sonata 2nd mvt Andante ben moderato
Liszt: Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude

Online recital; for more information click here


26/03/2021 Isolation Songbook CD release

The Isolation Songbook CD will be released on 26th March 2021 by Delphian Records. The lockdown project from Helen Charlston (mezzo soprano) and Michael Craddock (baritone) with Alexander Soares (piano) features new songs from 15 composers.

For more information and to order, click here.


29/03/2021 WDR3 broadcast

The Isolation Songbook CD was featured on German Radio WDR3, with excerpts from composers Owain Park and Derri Joseph Lewis

For more information, click here.


07/05/2021 St James’s Piccadilly

Alexander will perform a lunchtime recital at St James’s Piccadilly in association with ROSL

LIVESTREAM

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la guerre Suite in A minor (excerpts)
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpts)
Beethoven Sonata Op 10 No 3


25/06/2021 threnodies release

Alexander’s second album with Rubicon Classics will be released on 25th June - featuring piano works by Bridge, Britten, Berg and Ravel.


30/06/2021 BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Alexander will play live on In Tune, and speak to Katie Derham about his new CD Threnodies


10/07/2021 Craxton Studios

Video recording


14/07/2021 St Bart’s Great Hall

Alexander will perform a lunchtime recital with young Mexican Flautist, Marcos Nicholás Sosa, a scholar of the Angle Arts / City Music Foundation programme.


13/08/2021 ROSL EdFringe in London

Alexander will give a solo recital as part of ROSL’d EdFringe in London series

3pm Princes Alexandra Hall, Royal Overseas League

Programme to include Jacquet de la Guerre, Chopin, Lili Boulanger & Beethoven


14/08/2021 ROSL EdFringe in London

Acclaimed violinist Emily Sun and Alexander will give a duo recital

3pm Princes Alexandra Hall, Royal Overseas League

Programme to include Gershwin, Piazzolla & Bernstein


04/09/2021 Boxgrove Choral Festival

Extracts from the Isolation Songbook

2.30pm Boxgrove Priory, Chichester

Helen Charleston mezzo soprano
Michael Craddock baritone
Alexander Soares piano

https://thebeaufortsingers.co.uk/boxgrove-choral-festival-2021/


03/10/2021 Dover

A private solo recital.

3pm Dover

Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Albeniz.


12/10/2021 Oxford Lieder Festival

Extracts from the Isolation Songbook

10pm Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Helen Charleston mezzo soprano
Michael Craddock baritone
Alexander Soares piano

https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/event/1293


06/11/2021 Haywards Heath Music Society

Alexander will perform a recital for Haywards Heath Music Society

Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 3
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Bridge Piano Sonata

Please check back for details on this recital (live or live-streamed)


Previous Performances

22/10 Sunderland Pianoforte Society

7.15pm Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Bach English Suite No. 3 in g minor BWV 808
Albeniz El Puerto & El Albacin
Messiaen Regard de l’Eglise d’amour
Interval
Beethoven Sonata Op. 111

For more information click here


26/10 Wiltshire Music Centre

6.30pm Pre-concert talk

7.30pm Recital

Bach English Suite No. 3 in g minor BWV 808
Albeniz El Puerto & El Albacin
Messiaen Regard de l’Eglise d’amour
Interval
Boulez Notations
Beethoven Sonata Op. 111

For more information, click here


02/11 FranceMusique broadcast

Alexander’s debut recording is featured on Philippe Cassard’s broadcast ‘Portraits de famille’.

Click here to listen to the broadcast.


03/01 Lisbon

Collaboration & recording with composer Gonçalo Gato

Centro Cultural de Belém
Pequeno Auditório


30/01 Institut Français

8.40pm Les Salons en Musique

Recital with Tessa Seymour, Cello

Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano
Nadia Boulanger: Trois Pièces for Cello and Piano
Poulenc: Les chemins de l’amour
interval
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne (3’)
Franck: Sonata (30’)

https://tessaseymour.com/


11/02 NMC Many Voices

1.10pm City of London School for Girls
Main Hall

Alexander curates a complete performance of NMC’s Many Voices

works for violin by Daniel Kidane, Tansy Davies, Kate Whitley, Mark-Anthony Turnage & more


24/02 Hoylake Chamber Concert Society

7.30pm St Hildeburgh Church, Hoylake

Bach: English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Suite in A minor
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat, Op. 110

Click here for more information


14/03 Windsor

7.30pm Eton College, Main Hall

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra
Leon Gee, conductor


25/03 BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’

CANCELLED - due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Alexander will play works by Jacquet de la Guerre, Copland and Liszt.


26/03 St John’s, Smith Square

POSTPONED

1.10pm Thursday Lunchtime Concert

Dutilleux Sonata
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110


2018-19

10/11 Rochdale Music Society

Bach English Suite No. 3 in g minor BWV 808
Dutilleux 3 Préludes
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Interval
Marshall Waltz for Eleanor, Prelude No. 3, Valse Chouette
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110


20/12 BBC Radio 3

D’Anglebert Prélude in g minor
Chopin Mazurka Op. 17 No. 4
Messiaen Prélude 1964

Alexander discusses his debut album Notations & Sketches ahead of its release in January 2019 by Rubicon Classics. Alongside he will perform works by D’Anglebert, Chopin and Messiaen.


07/01 Guildhall school of Music & Drama, London

6pm Lecture Recital Room

Works by Boulez, Dutilleux and Messiaen to mark the upcoming release of Alexander’s debut album, Notations & Sketches, recorded in GSMD’s Milton Court


05/02 St Giles’ Cripplegate, London

1.10pm St. Giles’ Cripplegate

Alexander curates a performance of contemporary music by the young students at City of London Girls School


05/03 FranceMusique broadcast

10am francemusique ‘En pistes!’ broadcast Dutilleux’s Chorale et variations from Alexander’s new disc Notations & Sketches

Click here to listen to the show.

10/03 Croydon

The Notations Project

Alexander leads his educational outreach programme The Notations Project at Whitgift School. 25 young pianists will each write a composition inspired by the works of Boulez and Kurt.

For more information, click here.


12/03 Birmingham Conservatoire

3.30pm Venue tbc

Lecture Recital examining memorisation in the works of Boulez and Messiaen.


30/03 Stroud

7.30pm Holy Trinity Church

Delius Concerto


05/04 Windsor

7.30pm Vicars Hall, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Bach English Suite No. 3 BWV 808
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Beethoven Sonata Op. 111


07/04 SWR2 Germany

11.30am SWR2 broadcast

Alexander’s debut album Notations & Sketches is reviewed on German radio SWR2 Treffpunkt Klassik – Neue CDs by Jürgen Kesting.

Includes the second movement of Dutilleux’s Piano Sonata ‘Lied’, and Boulez’s Notations.

“In the album titled Notations & Sketches, British Pianist Alexander Soares makes a brilliant case for the pioneering works of new music”
- Jürgen Kesting

Click here for more details.

10/04 Dorset County Museum Music Society

7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Edward Road Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2HL

Bach English Suite No. 3 in g minor BWV 808
Albeniz El Puerto
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Beethoven Sonata Op. 111

Click here for more information.


23/04 St Mary’s, Perivale

2pm, St Mary’s Church, Perivale

Bach English Suite No. 3 in g minor BWV 808
Albeniz El Puerto
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit


07/05 Barbican, London

1.10pm St Giles Cripplegate
Women Composers Concert

Alexander opens a student concert featuring the talented students at CLSG

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Prelude in A minor


31/05 LSO Soundhub 2

The second workshop of Alexander’s collaboration with composer Gonçalo Gato.

Gonçalo Gato NowState (2019)


28/07 — 31/07 Porto

Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal

CD recording

Stay tuned for more details


2017-18

29/01 St James’s Piccadilly, London

St. James’s Piccadilly, 1.10pm

Dutilleux 3 Preludes
Chopin Mazurka Op. 17 No 4
Debussy Poissons d’or
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Op. 39 No 3

Sponsored by Talent Unlimited.


31/01 Barbican, London

St. Giles Cripplegate, 1.15pm

CLSG Spectrum Concert

Alexander will curate a performance of contemporary music, performed by pupils of City of London School for Girls


03/02 Southgate, London

Southgate, Maxability Charity Recital, 7.30pm

Bach Partita No 5 in G BWV 829
Arnold Variations on a Ukranian Folksong
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110
Liszt Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude
Chopin Polonaise Fantaisie Op. 61


25/02 Croydon, London

The Notations Project Launch

11am Whitgift School, Croydon

As part of Whitgift School’s piano day, Alexander will be launching his composition and piano workshop The Notations Project inspired by Boulez’s miniatures.

Fore further details, please visit thenotationsproject.com


14/03 Highgate, London

Highgate School, 7pm

Debussy and Friends Faculty Concert

Works by Debussy, Bizet and Lavignac


21/03 LSO St Luke’s, London

LSO Soundhub residency 1

Workshop with composer Gonçalo Gato


25/04 King’s School, Ely

King’s Ely, 7.30pm


Chopin Polonaise Fantaisie Op. 61
Liszt Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude
Dutilleux Choral et Variations

Bartok Sonata Sz 80
Liszt Sposalizio
Beethoven Sonata Op.110


08/06 Senate House, London

Senate House, London, 5.30pm

Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: interdisciplinary and international contexts


Boulez douze notations
Boulez Une page d’éphéméride
Jolivet Piano Sonata
Messiaen Prelude (1964)
Messiaen Île de Feu 1

Click here for more info.


2016-17

01/02 Barbican, London

St Giles’s Cripplegate, 1.15pm

Alexander will curate a concert of contemporary music performed by the students of City of London School for Girls


24/02 Windsor

St George’s, Windsor Castle, 7.30pm

Mozart Rondo in A minor K. 511
Liszt Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Chopin Mazurkas Op. 17 Nos 3&4
Chopin Nocturnes in C-sharp minor Op. posth and E minor Op. 72 no. 1
Chopin Polonaise Fantaisie Op. 61


06/05 Lymington

Private Recital, 6pm

Liszt Sposalizio
Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp minor
Chopin Mazurka Op. 17 No 4
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op 23 No 4
Debussy Images Book 2
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110


07/05 Lymington

Private Recital, 6pm

Liszt Sposalizio
Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp minor
Chopin Mazurka Op. 17 No 4
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op 23 No 4
Debussy Images Book 2
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110


01/06 Sydenham

Dame Cicely Saunders Recital Series, St Christopher’s Hospice, &.30pm


Liszt Sposalizio
Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp minor
Chopin Mazurka Op. 17 No 4
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op 23 No 4
Debussy Images Book 2
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110

www.stchristophers.co.uk


17/07 Wigmore Hall, London

Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm

Dutilleux 3 Preludes
Messiaen La fauvette Passerinette
Beethoven Sonata no. 31 Op. 110

The Monday Platform sponsored by Royal Overseas League

https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/alexander-soares-consone-quartet-201707171930


27/07 The Wallace Collection, London

The Wallace Collection, 1pm

Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61
Dutilleux 3 Preludes
Messiaen La fauvette Passerinette
Beethoven Sonata no. 31 Op. 110

http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/event/8700


15/08 Edinburgh

ROSL Clubhouse, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 2pm


Rachmaninov Prelude in D major Op. 23 No. 4
Rachmaninov Prelude in B minor Op. 32 No 10
Debussy Images Book 2
Liszt Sposalizio
Liszt Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

ROSL Edinburgh Fringe Festival Residency - Rachmaninoff after lunch


16/08 Edinburgh

ROSL Clubhouse, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 2pm


Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor op.65
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 110

with Abel Selaocoe, cello


ROSL Edinburgh Fringe Festival Residency - Chopin after lunch


18/08 Edinburgh

ROSL Clubhouse, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 2pm


Chopin Nocturne Op. 72 No.1 in E minor
Chopin Nocturne Op. Posth in C-sharp minor
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61
Chopin Ballade No. 3 Op. 47 in A-flat major
Schumann Kreisleriana Op. 16

ROSL Edinburgh Fringe Festival Residency - Chopin after lunch


21/10 Dudley

Dudley International Piano Competition, 10am

Scarlatti Sonata in F minor K466
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110
Dutilleux Choral et Variations


21/11 - 23/11 Two Moors Festival, Devon

Two Moors Festival Residency Recital, 7.30pm

Bach Partita No. 5 in G BWV 829
Chopin Mazurka Op. 17 No 4
Dutilleux Trois Préludes
Bartok Sonata Sz80
Liszt Sposalizio
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110


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