Rare treat for classical music lovers

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An international pianist is to play a concert in Clitheroe on Friday. (February 12th)

A classical piano recital will be given by Yorkshire born Jill Crossland who previously appeared in the Lancashire Libraries series of concerts which is being revived for 2016.

Jill, who began playing the piano at the age of four, studied at Chetham’s School of Music and Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. While a student, she performed the complete cycle of J.S. Bach’s ‘48 Preludes and Fugues’ from memory, won the Pinsen Book Prize for her Bach playing, and was a semi-finalist at the Eighth International Bach Competition, in Leipzig.

Widely regarded as one of the leading interpreters of the classical repertoire with recordings on Warner Classics and Signum Jill has been bisy recording new albums of Bach, Mozart and Chopin.

She has also just returned from playing at the Musikverein in Vienna which is home to the city’s Philharmonic Orchestra. After winning the Edward Boyle Scholarship, she studied in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda and performed throughout Austria as soloist and chamber player.

Jill’s recital begins at 2pm and the programme includes some of Bach’s preludes and fugues and Chopin’s Berceuise (Lullaby).