Forthcoming Alkan Society recitals



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Fri 18 Aug

Maxime Zecchini

Rome, Italy

Fantasie (op.76/2)

Sat 19 Aug

Satu Paavola

Husum, Germany

Grande Sonate (op.33)

Sun 22 Oct

Helmut Deutsch (organ)

Paris, France

Scherzando from Grands Préludes (op.66/10)

Sun 3 Dec

Philippe Bianconi

Berlin, Germany

Marche Funèbre (op.26)

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Symphonie for solo piano (Cowley Fu)
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Ethan McCollum & ensemble: Marcia funèbre, sulla morte d'un Pappagallo
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




Premio Alkan per il virtuosismo pianistico (August 2017)

On the 17th of June 2017, the first Alkan Award for piano virtuosity took place at the Castello di Castano, Agazzano in Italy. A report of the event will be published in the next issue of the Society Bulletin. The winner of the Alkan award was Raffaelo Battiloro (pictured right), and his recital included Le Festin d’Esope (op.39/12). The performance can be heared here (scroll down to video entitled “Serata Premio Alkan 2017”). Vincenzo Maltempo, the patron of the event, played Comme le vent and the Symphonie from op.39 at the same event.

Raffaelo Battiloro

Castello di Castano

Alkan arrangements... (May 2017)

Society member Paul Goold has drawn attention to some (more or less bizarre) Alkan arrangements:


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 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