Forthcoming Alkan Society recitals



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Thu 1 Jun

Schaghajegh Nosrati

Berlin, Germany

Symphony for Solo Piano (op.39,4-7)

Wed 7 Jun

Maxime Zecchini

Hong Kong

Grandes Études: Fantaisie (op.76/1)

Sat 10 Jun

Schaghajegh Nosrati

Bochum, Germany

Symphony for Solo Piano (op.39,4-7)

Wed 14 Jun

Philippe Bianconi

Paris, France

Marche funebre (op.26)

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Recent additions to Members’ Youtube page
Mark Viner: Intro&Andante con moto op 13/2; L'incendie au village voisin, op 35/7
Paul Wee: Concerto for solo piano
Satu Paavola: Grande Sonate (20 Ans)
Laura Snyderman: Vocal music
Christopher Falzone: Beethoven 3rd pno concerto





 Alkan Society celebrates its 40th anniversary (Mar 2017)

On 18th January 1977 four enthusiasts met with Ronald Smith to discuss the possibility of establishing an Alkan Society; this led to an inaugural meeting on 18th May 1977.

At the Joint Societies Dinner Recital, on 17th January 2017, our ruby anniversary was celebrated with the cutting of a specially-designed cake. President Leslie Howard, Chair Mark Viner and founding member Peter Hick are pictured wielding the knife. For more details, see Bulletin 94.

Alkan Society cake

Peter Hick, Mark Viner & Leslie Howard

New CD release from TRPTK (Oct 2016)

Works for 4 hands played by Stephanie McCallum & Erin Helyard, performed on Erard pianos:

  • Meyerbeer, Le Prophète: Ouverture, arr. Alkan
  • Alkan, Neuf Préludes op. 66, arr. da Motta
  • Moscheles Hommage à Weber, op. 102

The CD is available on Amazon (search for Meyerbeer) and from the Netherlands via TRPTK.


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New CD release from ALM records (Oct 2016)

A second Alkan recording by Yui Morishita has been released in Japan:

  • Concerto for solo piano (op.35, 8-10)
  • Gigue et Air de ballet dans le style ancien (op.24)
  • Le Chemin de fer: étude pour piano (op.27)
  • Désir, fantaisie pour piano

Yui Morishita (piano)
Note that the CD is currently only available from Japan. It may be purchased from (type  “Morishita Alkan” into search box and follow links).



Third Alkan-Zimmerman International Piano Competition (Aug 2016)

The third competition took place in Athens in April 2016

The Jury elected not to award a first prize
Second Prize (ex aequo): Jan Hugo (pictured left) and Lefteris Misirgis (right)
Third Prize: Marianna Kapsetaki

More details here



Paul Wee’s performance of Concerto for solo piano (Jul 2016)

At the Society recital on 6 July, we heard outstanding performances of the Symphonie for solo piano (op.39, nos 4-7) played by Cowley Fu and the Concerto for solo piano (op.39, nos 8-10) played by Paul Wee. Paul Wee’s performance is  available on Youtube.

Paul Wee


Score and performance of Brian Inglis’ Concerto (Homage to Alkan) (Feb 2016)

Society member and composer Brian Inglis’ Concerto for Piano Solo (Homage to Alkan) – completed for Alkan’s bicentenary in 2013 – has been published by Composers Edition and is available here. A performance by Gabriel Keen can be heard here.

Eagle-eared members may note brief quotations at the outset from Op39 Symphony (first movement coda) and Scherzo Diabolico (trio); more subtle allusions to Alkanian tropes are also apparent.


Inglis Concerto for Piano front cover 1314