Pianist Stephen's an American in Markyate

PUBLISHED: 10:03 27 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:56 06 May 2010

Left to right: Beechwood head Patrick Atkinson, head boy Christopher Titcomb, Stephen Beus and founder of the Perfumers Guild, John Bailey

Left to right: Beechwood head Patrick Atkinson, head boy Christopher Titcomb, Stephen Beus and founder of the Perfumers Guild, John Bailey

MAKING only his second UK performance, pianist Stephen Beus wowed the audience at a recital on Saturday evening. Stephen, 28, who is American and a multi-award winning pianist, was performing at Beechwood Park School in Markyate. His programme included pe

MAKING only his second UK performance, pianist Stephen Beus wowed the audience at a recital on Saturday evening.

Stephen, 28, who is American and a multi-award winning pianist, was performing at Beechwood Park School in Markyate.

His programme included performances of Bach/Liszt's Prelude and Fugue in A Minor and Mandelssohn's Sonata in E Major, Op 6.

The second half featured renditions of Griffes' The White Peacock and The Night Winds and Samuel Barber's Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op 26.

Stephen was induced to return to the piano for an encore of Liszt's La Campanella and was also presented with a bespoke cologne created by John Bailey of The Perfumers Guild by the school's head boy Christopher Titcomb.

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