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
Beautiful and deeply romantic performances by a pianist who cares above all for the musical substance and the emotional power of the compositions.
a memorably nimble and detailed performance – good enough to rank alongside those of Uchida and Perahia.
Music Web International
Extract from Hans Gál Prelude, op 65 no 3
The final Presto, passionate and elusive, gives another opportunity to become all ears for this very Austrian musical journey, to marvel at the stylistic range of the programme offered, and to also say thank you for this beautiful and important musical declaration of love to Hans Gál by the outstanding pianist Sarah Beth Briggs. Online Merker – The Austrian Connection
Sarah is also a committed and highly skilled educator, working with young professionals and talented advanced adult amateurs. She also gives regular workshops. Her next online workshop – Debussy’s Preludes Book 1 will be on Sunday 21 November. For details of future events (the page is regularly updated) please click here.
Not only is Sarah an awe-inspiring pianist, she is also a superb teacher – two things that don’t necessarily go together! Her meticulous preparation, her astonishing ear for detail and her profound understanding of, and respect for, the intent of the composer are the things that make her workshops and lessons so special.
2021 – One of the highlights of Sarah’s return (post pandemic) to live concert work was a Stoller Hall recital at Chethams International Piano Summer School. Alongside her regular solo recitals at societies throughout the UK in coming weeks, she will make exciting debuts with the English Symphony Orchestra and Carducci String Quartet.
Her informal Lockdown Videos are still available to view and a wide selection of tracks from her CDs can be found on the Listen page.
5 Star review in Musical Opinion (January-March 2021 issue) for Sarah’s latest album, The Austrian Connection on Avie Records (released world wide in June 2020)
…a player at the height of her powers…lyricism and dance are the watchwords of Briggs’ beautifully prepared performances
Read more reviews here
LATEST RELEASE: THE AUSTRIAN CONNECTION
Sarah Beth Briggs plays:
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Variations on Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser
Haydn Piano Sonata in C, Hob. XVI/50
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Piano Sonata in A, D. 664
Hans Gál (1890 – 1987)
Three Preludes, Op. 65 (1944)
The Austrian Connection – A Preview
Worldwide Release 5 June, 2020
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