Sam Haywood (piano)
Sam Haywood
We look forward to the return of one of our favourite pianists.

'Dazzling and evocative playing'

The Washington Post

'He performs with passionate flair, a warm touch and sparkling clarity'

The New York Tines

Following his success in The BBC Young Musician of the Year he was awarded the prestigious Isserlis Award. He studied in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda and was mentored at the Royal Academy of Music, London, by Maria Curcio, a pupil of Artur Schnabel.

We are lucky to include Blackpool in the season's impressive list of forthcoming concerts by Sam Haywood which includes London, Vienna, Washington, Jakarta, St Petersburg and Lima, Peru.

As well as being a highly acclaimed pianist Sam has also composed a children's opera and other works.
Friday 16th November 2018
Andante Favori
Rage over a Lost Penny
Waldstein Sonata
2 Impromptus
2 Impromptus D899 nos: 2 & 3
2 Impromptus nos: 1 & 4
Pieces to be announced from the stage

While we take every precaution to ensure that programmes are correct, we reserve the right to make changes to them.

More biographical information

Sam Haywood has performed to critical acclaim in many of the world's major concert halls. This season will include solo and chamber music performances at King's Place, London, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Aula Simfonia in Jakarta, the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg and for the Philharmonic Society of Lima, Peru.

For Hyperion he has recorded the piano works of Russian pianist-composer Julius Isserlis, (grandfather of cellist Steven Isserlis) and an album of preludes by Charles Villiers Stanford. His album 'Composers in Love' brings together both well-loved and lesser known music inspired by composers' muses.

To celebrate Chopin's bicentennial year, Haywood made the world première recording on Chopin's own Pleyel piano, part of the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands. He features on two of Joshua Bell's recordings for Sony Masterworks and has recorded works by the child prodigy Alma Deutscher.

Following Sam's early success in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded him their prestigious Isserlis Award. Sam studied with Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna, where he began his enduring love affair with opera. At the Royal Academy of Music in London he was mentored by Maria Curcio, a pupil of Artur Schnabel.

Sam is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Solent Music Festival, which takes place every September in Lymington. It combines recitals by internationally-renowned artists with projects in the local community. Artists have included Mark Padmore, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Endellion and Elias Quartets and Alina Ibragimova

He is regularly involved in family concerts, workshops and master classes. He has written a children’s opera and his 'Song of the Penguins', for bassoon and piano, is published by Emerson Editions.

He is also the inventor of memorystars® which can dramatically reduce the time needed to memorise a music score, or indeed any printed text. His many passions include physics, natural history, technology, magic, fountain pens, kick-scooting and table tennis.