Joseph Havlat at St. Dunstan’s

A piano recital

Saturday 24 June 2023, 7.30pm St. Dunstan's Church, High Street, Mayfield £20, £8 (25 and under: Free) Book now

Joseph Havlat likes ferns. He is also an astonishing pianist. As a teenager, he travelled from Australia to London in order to study with Joanna McGregor; now approaching 30, he has lived and worked in England ever since, and now teaches at the Royal Academy of Music alongside his mentor.

Havlat mesmerises audiences both with the familiar and the unfamiliar. He plays in the Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, St John’s Smith Square and  the Concertgebouw Recital Hall in Amsterdam. His programme in Mayfield’s Solstice Festival is built around Debussy and Respighi, and also introduces the Romantic Hungarian soundworld of Dohnányi and the simplicity of Hans Abrahamsen’s Danish soundscape. ‘When Havlat plays, you listen’.


Hans Abrahamsen: from 10 Studies

– Traumlied

 – Cascades

Claude Debussy: from Préludes, livre 1 (1909-10)

 – Des pas sur la neige

 – Minstrels

 – La cathédrale engloutie

 – Les collines d’Anacapri

Ottorino Respighi: from Ancient Airs and Dances, P 114

– Siciliana

– Balletto detto “Il conte Orlando”

– Italiana

 – Campanae parisienses – Aria (arr. Havlat)

 – Bergamasca (arr. Havlat)


~ Interval ~


Ernst von Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica, op. 32

Hans Abrahamsen: from 10 Studies

 – Le trombe del mattino


Please note that a cash bar will be available at this event.