Ongar Music Club
Essex Young Musician of the Year
President: John Lill CBE
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The Piano Boat - Nocturnal Celebration

THURSDAY 20TH MAY 2021, 7pm

Ongar Music Club is delighted to present "The Piano Boat" as part of our Online "Live Lounge" Concert Series. Before Covid restrictions, "The Piano Boat" fast became a new way of bringing classical music to audiences in and around London, surrounded by the intrigue and beauty of the canals. The boat is designed for and dedicated to musical events, carrying a beautiful Steinway Model A grand piano in the Concert Saloon.

We welcome you aboard “The Piano Boat” for a Nocturnal Celebration.

• Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 S. Rachmaninov

• Jeux d’eau M. Ravel

• L’isle Joyeuse, L. 106 C. Debussy

• Nocturne in E-flat major, ‘Romance’, H. 30 J. Field

• Grand Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2 F. Chopin

• Sonata No. 23 in F minor, ‘Appassionata’, Op. 57 L.V. Beethoven

I. Allegro assai

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Our performer is the outstanding pianist, Masayuki Tayama. Born in Japan, he spent much of his childhood in London, and had made his radio debut by the age of 10, going on to win several prizes at national and international competitions. A highly experienced performer, his playing style is one of stunning sensitivity and incredible power. Extremely versatile, he specialises in the piano works of Rachmaninov, though is equally adept at and comfortable with the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and their contemporaries.

Built and designed to the highest specifications, "The Piano Boat" is a unique opportunity to experience the finest classical music whilst enjoying a hidden side of London and the heritage of the historical inland waterways. We are delighted to be able to join him online, to relax in an immersive experience of breath-taking classical music aboard the boat upon the hidden world of the canal network.

Ongar Music Club is very grateful for the generous sponsorship of 2 Lucky ticket prizes. A fabulous Hamper from 123 Hampers, and a Gift box from Parks Candles from their Nocturne Collection. There will also be a voucher sent to each ticket holder, from Parks Candles.

Parks Candles Nocturne Range

·       123 Hampers


It was with great regret that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the guidance available from HM Government, the Committee of Ongar Music Club had to cancel last year’s Essex Young Musician of the Year Competition. However, we are delighted to announce the next Competition will be held in 2021. (The age limit will be raised to twenty-six for this one occasion, so that no entrants will miss the opportunity of entering the competition due to last year's cancellation). More details can be found here

Chairman Jane Webster and
Committee Members of Ongar Music Club

This website is devoted to the activities of Ongar Music Club
and the Essex Young Musician of the Year Competition
which has been administered by the Club since its inception in 1984.

Ongar Music Club is a Registered Charity No. 273185