Detail of George Cruikshank, Dancing Dolls, 1835 c. Gerald Coke Handel Foundation
Puppets and Playtime

Puppets and Playtime

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
20 Oct 2019
  • Music
Get swept away in the magic of music with pieces from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and other fantastical works.

15:00 | Free with Museum admission

Pianist Niklas Oldemeier presents a programme of music depicting the excitement and adventure of youth, from Schumann’s Kinderszenen to Ligeti’s study The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and three scenes from Stravinsky’s lively ballet Petruskha.

Niklas Oldemeier started to play the piano at the age of 5, and at 11 was accepted to study at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. On graduating in 2011, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music and completed the BMus and MA programmes under the tutelage of Sulamita Aronovsky. Niklas’ achievements include the Deena Shypitka Music Award, WCOM Bach Prize, and a place on the Emerging Artists Programme at the London Sinfonietta Academy, affording the opportunity to train with the world’s leading contemporary music ensemble. He was a featured Young Artist at the Chethams International Piano Festival.

Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas K 87, K 141, K 525
György: Ligeti : Etude Der Zauberlehrling
Fryderyk Chopin: Scherzo no. 4, Op. 54
Igor Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka