Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Zara Williams

In the latter part of last year, Purcell pianist Zara Williams received a full scholarship to attend the International Winter Piano Academy ‘Feuerwerk’ from 29th December 2019 to 6th January 2020. The academy is an annual ‘by invitation’ event and Zara was one of only eleven young pianists from around the world to be selected to attend. Her time at the academy was a great success, and she was given the opportunity to perform at five concerts around Hannover and Einbeck. Zara also attended dinner receptions held at the households of some of Germany’s most renowned families – The Beckendorf’s and Rabbethge’s – and was able to practice on their historic pianos, which are both over a hundred years old. Following Zara’s performance for Mrs Rabbethge and her friends, she has been invited back to give a private house concert. We are delighted for her.