Sunderland Pianoforte Society is proud to be able to boast that (after almost 70 years of promoting concerts) it has many friends among the leading virtuoso pianists of the world. Some are so famous that their names have become household words in their own countries. Among these is a particular friend who has played many times in Sunderland since his student days and who always enjoys coming back: Viv McLean. He is returning to build a May programme of music by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Kalinnikov and Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), many items of which are audience requests.
Viv went to Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester) and then to the Royal Academy in London. He has won major competition prizes and sponsorship awards. He has performed in all the major venues in the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Malta, Israel, Cyprus, Japan, Australia and the U.S.A. Apart from his solo recital work he has done a great number of Concerto soloist performances with great orchestras and conductors around the world. Viv regards music as an intensely collaborative and communication medium and so loves to combine with other fine musicians in Chamber Music.
Sunderland is proud to present this great artist.