Steven Isserlis Event: Schumann Revisited

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 Please note: this is a Faber Members event and not a book product.

Thursday 8th September 2016 | 7.30pm

Faber & Faber, 74-77 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DA

Tickets: £15 / Faber Members: £12.75 

(includes a glass of wine)


A magical night of music and conversation at Faber's Bloomsbury House with the internationally renowned cellist Steven Isserlis. 

Accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood, hear Steven play the music of Schumann and discuss the German composer's relevance today with the actor and author, Simon Callow.  

Don't miss this one-off event to celebrate the publication of Isserlis's new book, Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians: Revisited by Steven Isserlis.

Steven Isserlis enjoys a unique and multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber musician and educator. He appears regularly with the world's leading orchestras, gives recitals every season in major musical centres, devises fascinating chamber music programmes, performs with many period-instrument ensembles, plays and writes for children, and works with many living composers. He has written two children's books, and gives masterclasses worldwide. For the past eighteen years he has been Artistic Director of the International Musicians' Seminar at Prussia Cove, Cornwall.

Simon Callow is a famous actor, director and writer. He has appeared in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. Simon’s books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, a highly acclaimed biography of Charles Laughton, Love is Where it Falls, an account of his friendship with Peggy Ramsay the great playwright agent. He also regularly writes for The Guardian. Orson Welles Vols I and II and III were hailed as masterpieces. Vol IV will see delivery in 2018.

Sam Haywood has performed to critical acclaim in many of the world’s major concert halls. He regularly appears with Joshua Bell and  Steven Isserlis and this year will be also collaborating with Mark Padmore, Guy Johnson and the Elias Quartet. He will also be recording his second solo album and giving recitals on Chopin’s own Pleyel piano, part of the Cobbe Collection. Following his early success in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded Sam the Julius Isserlis Scholarship. He studied both at the Universität der Künste in Vienna and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.