Peterhouse Theatre
Mon 18 June
Peterhouse Music Society

Peterhouse Music Society Guest Artist: Karim Said

Byrd, Beethoven & Brahms


Byrd, ‘Qui Passe’, from My Ladye Nevells Booke, MB 19
Byrd, Fantasia in A minor, MB 27
Beethoven, Sonata in A-flat, Op. 110
Brahms, Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 2

''Very, very impressive…'' Daniel Barenboim

“A born communicator” The Independent

As a regular soloist with Daniel Barenboim’s West East Divan Orchestra, the brilliant young piano virtuoso Karim Said has performed at such halls as the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. After hearing him play at the age of ten in 1999, Barenboim commented, “what you can’t learn, he already knows”.

Karim’s album Echoes from an Empire (Opus Arte - 2015) was one of Gramophone’s ‘Top Ten Recordings of Janacek’ in 2016, and a new album will be released in September 2018. He performed at the opening concert of the new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin in 2017, and will make his solo recital debut there in October 2018.


Mon 18 June at 7:30pm


120 minutes


Peterhouse Theatre


£35 (£30), £25 (£20), £15 (£10), Students £10/£5

Peterhouse is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge.  It was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, on its current site close to the centre of the City.

The Peterhouse Theatre was built in 1883 to designs by one of the architectural masters of the Victorian era, Basil Champneys (1842-1935), whose other buildings include Newnham College and the Old Divinity School in Cambridge. Inspired by Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza (1580-85), the fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Peterhouse Theatre make it the finest venue for chamber music in Cambridge, and one of the top three such venues in the whole country.   


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