Castello di Potentino

Virginia Black Piano Pieces

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Al Castello di Potentino

Venerdì 2 Agosto

Suite in D minor No 3 HWV 428  HANDEL
Sonata in A   W.55/4         CPE BACH 
INTERVAL 5 minutes 
Four waltzes           CHOPIN
In A minor Op 34
In B minor Op 69 no 2
In A flat Op 64 no 1 
In D flat Op 69 No 1
Fantasie-Impromptu C sharp minor 66

Sabato 3 Agosto

Suite in G minor No 7 HWV 432     HANDEL
Pieces de Clavecin          RAMEAU 
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin      DEBUSSY
Deux Arabesques
Sonata in D minor Op 31 no 2 The Tempest BEETHOVEN

Ore 21:00 
Entrata Libera 

Virginia began her music career in earnest when, aged 17, she played Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham Town Hall. Having won numerous piano competitions, she then won the FE Beckett piano scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London.

At the Royal Academy she developed her piano skills under Gordon Green and harpsichord under Geraint Jones. Virginia studied piano for 4 years as her principal instrument, winning the Lillian Davies Beethoven Prize and the Dove Prize; she also gained the inter-college Raymond Russell Prize for harpsichord performance and was awarded DipRAM for her final recital.

Then followed a long career at the RAM, as professor of harpsichord, chair of postgraduate diploma studies and senior postgraduate tutor.

In addition to, and in parallel with her teaching work, Virginia has pursued a dazzling worldwide performing career, initially specialising in the virtuoso harpsichord repertoire (“... one of the world’s finest harpsichordists” - Daily Telegraph) and has made many critically acclaimed recordings, TV and radio appearances.

As a performer, she has now returned to her roots as a pianist and has a busy concert schedule playing solo recitals and concertos, with a repertoire encompassing Bach, Schubert, Haydn, Rameau, Soler, Scarlatti, Mozart and Beethoven, together with some more contemporary works. For more information and to listen to Virginia play, please visit

Virginia is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM) an honour limited to 300 members. It is “awarded to those musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession”. 

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