Coffee concert is a celebration of a generous legacy

A series of intimate afternoon events, commonly known as Coffee Concerts are a monthly favourite of many at the Pavilion Arts Centre. These extraordinary events give you the chance to hear international musicians who are likely to be the next stars of the future, all of whom are studying at the Royal Northern College of Music.

This Coffee Concert is a special celebration, as we are commemorating the legacy of David and Rowena Hammond whose generous gift enabled Buxton Opera House to purchase a Yamaha grand piano a year ago. This high quality instrument has already made a wonderful difference to the Opera House, with its clear sound and sparkling tones.

To do this celebration justice the talented Maksim Kinasov, who first began to learn music at the age of five, will be delighting the audience with his sublime playing. Maksim has graduated from the Academic Music College of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and has won numerous international competitions. He is now studying for a Master of Music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music.

The programme includes Mussorgsky’s much-loved Pictures at an Exhibition, a surreal musical walk-around a gallery which journeys past paintings of gnomes, a medieval castle, the witch Baba Yaga, and finally, the pealing bells of the Great Gate of Kiev.

This is a chance to hear a truly first class piano recital played on a beautiful instrument.

Maksim Kinasov is at the Pavilion Arts Centre on Friday 4 May at 1pm. Tickets are priced at £7 in advance, £10 on the door. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:

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