• Wednesday 08 April 2020 at 19:00
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Annual General Meeting at East Grimstead Reading Room. Hall opens at 7 pm for payment of subscriptions, AGM starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments...
  • Saturday 18 April 2020 at 10:00
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Bean Pole Celebration at the Bentley Wood Barn. Bean Pole Celebration at the Barn. Demonstrations of woodland crafts, including making...
  • Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 19:30
    The Press and Public are invited to attend, and so prior to the start of the meeting there will be a short period of time set aside for public questions or comments about items on the...
  • Sunday 26 April 2020 at 05:30
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Early Morning Birdsong Walk. We'll listen to the Dawn Chorus as we stroll.  Experts will be on hand to help.  Stout footwear and torch...
  • Friday 08 May 2020 at 14:00
    Please join us for VE Day Celebrations at St. Peter's Church, Pitton, on Friday May 8th from 2 - 4pm. Tea, Cake and activities.
  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 00:00
    A flower festival on the theme of Nature, Nurture, Flora & Fauna - your help is needed...
  • Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 19:00
    Elena is a very talented young Austrian Violinist from Salzburg who has played with the London Philharmonic orchestra. With our own Salisbury based Nicholas Walker on Piano it will feature Prokofiev’s thrilling and glorious 2nd Sonata as well as pieces by Mozart and Beethoven
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 19:00
    By popular demand a return to Farley of this young but inspirational player, who last visited in 2012. His program will contrast English music of the 16th/17th century with a more romantic repertoire.
  • Thursday 18 June 2020 at 19:00
    David is another world-class returnee who wowed audiences with his playing of the Alkan concerto in 2013. David plays the organ as well as the piano and has toured the world in this capacity. His programme will include works by Chopin. This is a young player of brilliance who has performed in the USA (Los Angeles prize winner), Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Friday 19 June 2020 at 19:00
    A winner of the Berlin International Concerto Competition and the prodigious Manhattan International Music Competition, Mihayi is a very gifted and interesting young pianist. As a winner of a number of prestigious competitions, we are sure that the Farley audience will respond to his intelligence and warmth which will be displayed in his playing which will include Bach’s celebrated “Goldberg Variations”.
  • Saturday 20 June 2020 at 19:00
    Diva Opera is an internationally renowned Chamber Opera with an unrivalled reputation within the Operatic world. Founded in 1997 Diva Opera performs over 50 performances annually across Europe, Russia, The Far East and South Africa. Diva Opera promotes young artists as well as established performers. The evening at Farley will showcase arias particularly from Carmen and Don Giovanni.
  • Saturday 27 June 2020 at 00:00
    27th June - add the date to your diary. More information to follow soon.

FMF 2020 : Mihaly Berecz (Piano)

Date/Time
Friday 19 June 2020 at 19:00

Miháyi is a very gifted and interesting young pianist in his fourth year at the Royal Academy of Music who already has quite a track record behind him as well as several competition awards. His programme will include Bach’s celebrated ‘Goldberg Variations’ (a first time for Farley), and I am absolutely sure that the audience will respond warmly to this intelligent, cultivated and humorous person, qualities which are definitely audible in his playing. You can hear him here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiATuWqjjQc – and here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V0z6YBzUP0

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1997, Mihály Berecz began studying the violin at the age of six at the Szent István Király Zeneművészeti Szakközépiskola in Budapest. Whilst continuing to play violin in orchestras, three years later he chose to devote his studies to the piano with Edit Major and Erzsébet Belák. Mihály is currently a second-year undergraduate at London’s Royal Academy of Music studying with Hamish Milne and Joanna MacGregor.

As winner of the Debut Berlin International Concerto Competition in 2017, Mihály made his debut at the Philarmonie, Berlin in June 2017 with the German National Orchestra. Mihály’s previous awards include gold prize in the II. Manhattan International Music Competition and the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. His performance of Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy at the Konzerthaus, Berlin, in the 2013 Young Euro Classic Festival led to an invitation from Tamás Vásáry to give several performances at the Hungarian State Opera including a recital at the Opera Ball. Moreover, at the invitation of Zoltán Kocsis, Mihály made his debut at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in 2013 in a performance of Ravel’s Concerto in G Major which was broadcast live by the Bartók Radio. He received critical acclaim for his performances of this work in 2016 as did his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 at the Franz Liszt Academy later that year.

Having regularly featured in the ‘Beethoven in Buda’ Festivals, Mihály combined his love of Beethoven with an interest in historically influenced performance in a concert of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mozart’s Concerto K 456 on an Anton Walter fortepiano-copy with the Orfeo Orchestra and György Vashegyi at the Eszterházy Palace in Fertőd.

To attend a concert in All Saints’ Church, Farley, is to be delighted by this charming seventeenth century church with its extraordinary acoustics, and to marvel at the quality of musicianship presented in a small, intimate setting. During June, the Farley Music Festival is held across five evenings when young pianists from the Royal Academy of Music astonish and surprise audiences, together with programmes featuring opera, choral and instrumental music.

The 2020 Farley Music Festival will take place between Tuesday 16th and Sunday 21st June.

Location
All Saints' Church