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Martin Segerstråle

Award-winning Finnish musical director, composer and pianist Martin Segerstråle, performs a programme of work by women composers, inspired by the life and art of Dame Myra Hess.




Great Hall, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH


An evening of enchanting chamber music that celebrates the work of pioneering, often-overlooked female composers Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann and Amy Beach.
This performance features our piano-in-residence Myra, a 1927 Rosewood Model D Steinway Grand. This dowager piano was the particular favourite of revered British pianist, Dame Myra Hess, who was famed for her wartime concerts at the National Gallery.

“If you think of a really good grand piano, then you just notch it up a bit and give it a personality – that’s what Myra gives you” - Martin Segerstråle

Clara Schumann; Piano Trio in G op.17
Clara Schumann; Poems by Friedrich Rückert Drei Lieder op.12
Amy Beach; Romance op.23
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel; Piano Trio in D op.11
Johann Sebastian Bach; Transcription by Dame Myra Hess
Jesus bleibet meine Freude (From Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147)

Martin Segerstråle
Bishopsgate Institute