Tickhill: Music society hears piano programme handled with a real touch of Grace

Grace Yeo performed a piano concert for Tickhill Music Society
Grace Yeo performed a piano concert for Tickhill Music Society

The November concert for Tickhill Music Society was a piano recital by Korea’s Grace Yeo, who began with Debussy’s Children’s Corner suite.

We then heard the technically challenging Sonata No.2 by Alexander Glazanov, which has three movements, all of which the pianist handled with great skill and panache to bring the first half to a triumphant end.

The second half was devoted to Ferencz Liszt.

The Five Hungarian Folksongs initially had plenty of fireworks, but when the tune emerged it was suitably lyrical.

The final item was the great Sonata in B minor, a powerful and meaty work in a single movement.

Once more the pianist was fully capable of mastering this massive work.

The enthusiastic applause produced a calming encore in the shape of an elegant Romance by Schumann.