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.
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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
What more fitting offering as we head towards the Jubilee Bank Holiday than Beethoven’s Variations on our National Anthem. This is a home recorded version in Lockdown- but it will feature alongside some great sets of Variations by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms in Sarah’s next CD for AVIE Records to be released early in 2023.
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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 – Brahms’ late piano pieces op 117 and op 119 – will be on Saturday 21st May, 2022. 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.
Excerpts from Sarah’s first post-Lockdown recital to a live audience at Stoller Hall as part of Chetham’s International Piano Summer School, August 2021.
It’s strongly recommended that unless you have high quality speakers connected to your computer you listen with headphones to avoid distortion and enjoy the richness of the wonderful Stoller Hall Steinway.
MOST RECENT 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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