Chopin 24 Preludes
Barber Piano Sonata
The oldest member of the extraordinary Kanneh-Mason family Isata is a brilliant pianist in her own right. She was in the Piano Category Final of the BBC Young Musician 2014, winning the Walter Todds Bursary for the most promising musician before the Grand Final and since then has been forging a substantial solo career with recent performances at King's Place in London at the Bath Festival. Her programme contrasts Chopin's exhilarating and virtuosic etudes with Barber's remarkable piano sonata. Premiered by Horowitz the piece is a pianistic showpiece but also contains more reflective sections which underline Barber's status as perhaps the greatest American Composer of the last century.