Piano Recital: Stephen Raine
Stephen Raine is an artist who is inspired to bring music to an all-encompassing audience. Born in Durham, UK Stephen began studying music at the age of 6.
He first played the Piano Accordion and performed frequently in concerts and festivals throughout his childhood. He began studying the piano after being inspired by hearing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and includes Bach in many of his performances. Stephen graduated from the London College of Music in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and a Licentiate of the London College of Music (LLCM) diploma in Piano Performance.
While studying with Jill Crossland he developed a particular affinity with Baroque repertoire, specialising in the study and performance of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Stephen continues to perform extensively in the UK and abroad and has performed at venues such as Steinway Hall, London and Sage Gateshead Hall 1 to a sold out audience. He has also been broadcast live on the Italian station “Radio Libera Tutti” (RLT) with performances from recitals in Italy.
Stephen has also released an album, Live In Recital, containing works of J.S. Bach and Mozart. His programme at The Witham is as follows:
Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
Prelude in B Minor
Sonata for Keyboard No 50 in D Hob XVI/37
i Allegro con brio
ii Largo e sostenuto
iii Finale, Presto ma non troppo
Piano Etude No.6
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B Flat Major D.960
i. Molto moderato
ii. Andante sostenuto
iii. Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio
iv. Allegro, ma non troppo – Presto
To keep up to date, please follow Stephen on Facebook @stephenrainepiano and YouTube @stephenrainepiano
Stephen comments “I have heard many people say they are too ‘intimidated’ or ‘lack enough knowledge’ to attend a classical concert… I am drawn to the juxtaposition of playing old music in a present day environment; to highlight that music is timeless, and to find new audiences, bringing music to more people. Music should be enjoyed by anyone and everyone freely.”
This is part of the The Witham’s Sunday Classics series.
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Fri 29 Nov 2019