26 Concert at Mercers' Hall

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Mercers' Company has just purchased a Fazioli F212 piano and invited the Masters of the other Companies to a concert to hear it. I went with my younger son James, who has just graduated from Manchester University with a degree in music. The recital began with a recital of Lieder by Brahms and Schubert sung by Benjamin Appl. baritone, accompanied by James Baillieu followed by pieces by Bach, Tienssuu and Ravel played by Mei Yi Foo. Both performances were stunning and the range and quality of the piano shown to the full. This was followed by a buffet supper with nineteen tables in three rooms to accommodate the one hundred and fifty four guests! An inspiring evening!