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  1. The organisers of PIANO WEEK will make every effort to ensure the health and safety of every child attending the festival whilst on any premises hired by us. To support us in this process, parents (or nominated guardians) must attend and supervise children under their responsibility whilst the children participate at the festival.
  2. All deposits are non-refundable. Once full payment of the festival fees has been made, they are non-refundable. The only exception is in the instance where a participant is unable to attend due to health issues, whereby a doctor’s note must be presented to the organisers.
  3. Some of the practice rooms may be situated in buildings with limited or difficult access.  All participants and relatives take responsibility for their own safety when entering those areas.
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HAFTUNGSAUSSCHLUSS | DE

  1. Die Organisatoren von PIANO WEEK werden alle Anstrengungen unternehmen, um die Gesundheit und Sicherheit jedes Kindes, das an dem Festival teilnimmt, auf allen von uns gemieteten Räumlichkeiten sicherzustellen. Um uns in diesem Prozess zu unterstützen, müssen Eltern (oder nominierte Erziehungsberechtigte) ihre Kinder im Alter bis zu 13 Jahren und während der gesamten Dauer des Festivals beaufsichtigen.
  2. Einzahlungen werden nicht zurückerstattet. Sobald die Zahlung der Festivalgebühren vollständig erfolgt ist, werden sie nicht zurückerstattet. Einzige Ausnahme hier ist, dass ein Teilnehmer aufgrund gesundheitlicher Probleme nicht teilnehmen kann, wobei den Organisatoren ein Arztbrief vorgelegt werden muss.
  3. Einige der Übungsräume können sich in Gebäuden mit begrenztem oder schwierigem Zugang befinden. Alle Teilnehmer und Verwandte übernehmen die Verantwortung für ihre eigene Sicherheit beim Betreten dieser Gebiete.
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DICHIARAZIONE DI LIMITAZIONE DI RESPONSABILITÀ | IT

  1. L'Organizzazione di PIANO WEEK farà ogni sforzo per garantire la salute e la sicurezza di tutti i bambini che frequentano il festival, all'interno di tutti i locali da noi utilizzati. Per sostenerci in questo processo, i genitori (o tutori nominati) devono partecipare e sorvegliare i bambini fino a 13 anni di età per tutta la durata del festival.
  2. Tutti i depositi non sono rimborsabili. Una volta che il pagamento completo delle parcelle del festival è stato fatto, questo non è rimborsabile. L'unica eccezione è nel caso in cui un partecipante non è in grado di partecipare a causa di problemi di salute, per cui un certificato medico deve essere presentato agli organizzatori.
  3. Alcune delle sale di prova possono essere situate in edifici con accesso limitato o difficile. Tutti i partecipanti e i parenti si assumono la responsabilità per la propria sicurezza quando all'ingresso delle suddette sale.
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  1. 钢琴周的组织者会尽一切努力保证每个参加钢琴节的孩子在我们租用地点的健康与安全.在这个过程中,为了支持我们的工作,13岁及以下孩子的家长(或监护人)必须参加整个钢琴节活动并对孩子进行监督.
  2. 定金均不可退款.一旦节日费用全款成功提交,便不可进行退款. 唯一的例外是参加者由于健康问题而不能参加,以上交的医生证明为准.
  3. 一些练习室可能位于出入受限的楼群中,在进入这些区域时所有的参加者及其家人要自行负责自己的人身安全.
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DISCLAIMER

  1. The organisers of PIANO WEEK will make every effort to ensure the health and safety of every child attending the festival whilst on any premises hired by us. To support us in this process, parents (or nominated guardians) must attend and supervise children under their responsibility whilst the children participate at the festival.
  2. All deposits are non-refundable. Once full payment of the festival fees has been made, they are non-refundable. The only exception is in the instance where a participant is unable to attend due to health issues, whereby a doctor’s note must be presented to the organisers.
  3. Some of the practice rooms may be situated in buildings with limited or difficult access. All participants and relatives take responsibility for their own safety when entering those areas.

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HAFTUNGSAUSSCHLUSS

  1. Die Organisatoren von PIANO WEEK werden alle Anstrengungen unternehmen, um die Gesundheit und Sicherheit jedes Kindes, das an dem Festival teilnimmt, auf allen von uns gemieteten Räumlichkeiten sicherzustellen. Um uns in diesem Prozess zu unterstützen, müssen Eltern (oder nominierte Erziehungsberechtigte) ihre Kinder im Alter bis zu 13 Jahren und während der gesamten Dauer des Festivals beaufsichtigen.
  2. Einzahlungen werden nicht zurückerstattet. Sobald die Zahlung der Festivalgebühren vollständig erfolgt ist, werden sie nicht zurückerstattet. Einzige Ausnahme hier ist, dass ein Teilnehmer aufgrund gesundheitlicher Probleme nicht teilnehmen kann, wobei den Organisatoren ein Arztbrief vorgelegt werden muss.
  3. Einige der Übungsräume können sich in Gebäuden mit begrenztem oder schwierigem Zugang befinden. Alle Teilnehmer und Verwandte übernehmen die Verantwortung für ihre eigene Sicherheit beim Betreten dieser Gebiete.

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DICHIARAZIONE DI LIMITAZIONE DI RESPONSABILITÀ

  1. L'Organizzazione di PIANO WEEK farà ogni sforzo per garantire la salute e la sicurezza di tutti i bambini che frequentano il festival, all'interno di tutti i locali da noi utilizzati. Per sostenerci in questo processo, i genitori (o tutori nominati) devono partecipare e sorvegliare i bambini fino a 13 anni di età per tutta la durata del festival.
  2. Tutti i depositi non sono rimborsabili. Una volta che il pagamento completo delle parcelle del festival è stato fatto, questo non è rimborsabile. L'unica eccezione è nel caso in cui un partecipante non è in grado di partecipare a causa di problemi di salute, per cui un certificato medico deve essere presentato agli organizzatori.
  3. Alcune delle sale di prova possono essere situate in edifici con accesso limitato o difficile. Tutti i partecipanti e i parenti si assumono la responsabilità per la propria sicurezza quando all'ingresso delle suddette sale.

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免责声明

  1. 钢琴周的组织者会尽一切努力保证每个参加钢琴节的孩子在我们租用地点的健康与安全.在这个过程中,为了支持我们的工作,13岁及以下孩子的家长(或监护人)必须参加整个钢琴节活动并对孩子进行监督.
  2. 定金均不可退款.一旦节日费用全款成功提交,便不可进行退款. 唯一的例外是参加者由于健康问题而不能参加,以上交的医生证明为准.
  3. 一些练习室可能位于出入受限的楼群中,在进入这些区域时所有的参加者及其家人要自行负责自己的人身安全.

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By submitting this form, I ag­ree for my child­/my­self to be in­clu­ded in any fil­ming and pho­to­gra­phy, which may be used in Piano Week’s pub­li­ci­ty materials.

I would like to re­cei­ve in­for­ma­tion about the fes­ti­val’s new de­ve­lop­ments, re­ci­tals & ce­le­bri­ty con­certs in the fu­tu­re.

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The pianist’s engagement with the cut and thrust of musical dialogue quickly developed into a masterpiece of imagination and control.

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Leon McCawley, one of Britain's foremost pianists, has forged a highly successful career since winning 1st Prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and 2nd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, building on his earlier success as Winner of the Piano Section of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1990. Since then, McCawley's impressive discography has established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to classical, romantic and 20th century repertoire. His 2015 CD of Rachmaninov's Complete Preludes for Somm Recordings is no exception: a distinguished issue (Gramophone May 2015) and Leon McCawley is a real poet of the keyboard in these performances that are alive to Rachmaninov's wonderful melodic invention (The Classical Reviewer March 2015).

McCawley has been praised for the purity of his lyrical and heartfelt playing. In April 2011 he performed the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas over one weekend at King's Place, London in winning performances: "There's absolutely no vanity in his playing, which is bright, clean and unfailingly communicative. In his hands the Mozartian oeuvre emerged with striking vividness" (International Piano). Other notable recitals in past seasons include: London Piano Series at the Wigmore Hall (where he returns for two recitals in 2016), International Piano Series at London's Southbank Centre, Philharmonie and Konzerthaus in Berlin, Frick Collection and Lincoln Center New York, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Prague Rudolfinum and the Phillips Collection Washington DC. He can be frequently heard on BBC Radio 3 both in performance and interview with most recent broadcasts including In Tune, Wigmore Hall Lunchtime Series and Performance on 3.

As a concerto soloist, McCawley performs with many of the leading British orchestras including the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and Royal Northern Sinfonia. He has performed several times at BBC Proms. Further afield, McCawley has made concerto appearances with, amongst others, Adelaide Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra ( where he was praised as "a master of tone and articulation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer), RTÉ Concert and National Symphony Orchestras, St. Petersburg Symphony and Vienna Symphony and worked with conductors such as Mark Elder, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Järvi, Andrew Litton, Kurt Masur, Gianandrea Noseda, Sakari Oramo, Simon Rattle and John Wilson.

McCawley studied at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester with Heather Slade-Lipkin before continuing his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia with Eleanor Sokoloff. He also received invaluable guidance from Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Nina Milkina and Murray Perahia.

A keen chamber musician, he has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with a range of ensembles and musicians at many prestigious concert venues including BBC Proms Chamber Series, BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Series at the Wigmore Hall and Aldeburgh, Brighton, Cheltenham and Edinburgh festivals.

McCawley's discography includes: Barber Piano Music (EMI Classics); Schumann Piano Music (Avie Records) selected as Editor's Choice in Gramophone; The Complete Piano Works of Hans Gal (Avie), also a Gramophone Editor's Choice; The Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas (Avie) awarded a Diapason d'Or ; Chopin Piano Music (Somm Recordings) ; a new recording of Barber Piano Music (Somm), awarded Critic's Choice in Gramophone in November 2011; Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with Royal Philharmonic and City of London Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton (Naxos); Brahms Piano Music (Somm), selected as Classic FM CD of the Week in July 2012; Schumann Piano Music (Somm); Rachmaninov Complete Preludes (Somm); Vaughan Williams Double Piano Concerto with John Lenehan and Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Martin Yates (Dutton Epoch) , described as "not been better served on record before" and awarded 5 stars by BBC Music Magazine. His next CD of Haydn Sonatas and Variations will be released on Somm in Autumn 2016.

Leon McCawley is currently professor of piano at London's Royal College of Music. He is married to the painter Anna Hyunsook Paik.