Thursday 1 October, 2015  7:30 pm

St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL


Sam Haywood - piano


President: Steven Isserlis


Barnes Music Society is proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.  Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family.  His two sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis was a composer.


 The Society in its current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.  Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been Chairman of the Barnes Music Club.  Both played a major role in maintaining the Society's high standards.


Barnes Music Society aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians.  These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.


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Rameau    Les Sauvages from Nouvelle Suite de Pièces de Clavecin


Rameau    Tambourin from Pièces de Clavecin, Suite in E minor


Daquin  Le Coucou


Handel   Air (The Harmonious Blacksmith) with 5 Variations from Suite No.5 in E


Schumann    Phantasiestücke, Op.12


FX Mozart    Polonaise in C minor, Op.22 No.1


Chopin    Polonaise in C minor, Op.40 No.2


Julius Isserlis    Ballade in E flat minor, Op.3 No.2


Chopin    Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38


Schubert    Scherzo in B flat, D.935 No.1



Tickets now available for
Sam Haywood - Piano Recital




We warmly welcome back Sam Haywood, who has performed to critical acclaim in many of the world’s major concert halls. As a chamber musician he is a regular duo partner of Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis, and performs with many leading chamber ensembles.


For Hyperion he has recorded the piano works of Russian pianist-composer Julius Isserlis, grandfather of our President, cellist Steven Isserlis. His latest album ‘Composers in Love’ brings together both well-loved and lesser known music inspired by composers’ muses. To celebrate Chopin’s bicentennial year, Haywood made the world première recording on Chopin’s own Pleyel piano, part of the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands. He is also featured on Joshua Bell’s ‘Musical Gifts’ for Sony Masterworks. He has broadcast widely in USA and Europe and was recently a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek.


Following Haywood’s early success in BBC Young Musician of the Year, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded him their prestigious Isserlis Award. He studied with Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna, where he began his enduring love affair with opera. At the Royal Academy of Music in London, he was mentored by the great teacher Maria Curcio, a pupil of Artur Schnabel.


Private audiences have included Princess Diana, HRHs Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Hillary Clinton and Xi Jingping, President of China.


Haywood is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Solent Music Festival, which combines recitals by internationally-renowned artists with projects in the local community. He attaches great importance to his work with young people. He is an Ambassador to the West Lakes Academy, has written a children’s opera and is regularly involved in family concerts, workshops and master classes. His ‘Song of the Penguins’, for bassoon and piano, is published by Emerson Editions.


He is also the inventor of memorystars (, which can dramatically reduce the time needed to memorise a music score, or indeed any printed text.


His many passions include inspiring science lectures, natural history, technology, magic, scooting, table tennis and chess.


For more information about Sam, please follow this link.