Welcome to the website of international concert pianist,
Sarah Beth Briggs. Please enjoy browsing, listening to Sarah’s playing and reading about her solo recital, concerto and chamber music work.
an artist of extraordinary magnetism
she holds her own with many of the illustrious names on disc
performances of real stature, the pianism is first rate
International Record Review
Extract from 3rd mvt of Mozart Concerto in E flat, K482. AVIE Records AV2358
Royal Northern Sinfonia – co director Bradley Creswick
2019 – SARAH CELEBRATES HER LATE TEACHER DENIS MATTHEWS’ CENTENARY YEAR
NEW CD OF SCHUMANN AND BRAHMS SOLO PIANO MUSIC ON AVIE RECORDS OUT NOW
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICE (OCT 2018) AND MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL RECORDING OF THE MONTH (NOV 2018) FOR THE RECENTLY FORMED BRIGGS PIANO TRIO‘S DEBUT RECORDING OF GÁL AND SHOSTAKOVICH FOR AVIE
Sarah Beth Briggs plays Schumann Papillons and Kinderszenen and Brahms opp 117 and 118
Award winning pianist Sarah Beth Briggs earned multiple plaudits for her previous AVIE recordings – a Gramophone Critics’ Choice for her pairing of concertos by Hans Gál and Mozart and a Gramophone Editor’s Choice for her Briggs Piano Trio’s pairing of works by Gál and Shostakovich.
For her first solo recital recording for AVIE, Sarah turns to some of the greatest collections of Romantic miniatures ever written, largely inspired by one woman: Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann and muse to Johannes Brahms. The twelve short dance movements of Schumann’s early and enigmatic Papillons set the scene, giving way to autumnal, late Brahms – his Op. 117 Intermezzi and Op. 118 Klavierstücke. The album ends as it begins, with youthful Schumann and his lovingly crafted Kinderszenen, written over half a century earlier.