Freddy Kempf

Sun 12 July 2020

Freddy Kempf

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.


S Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor

F Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major

S Rachmaninoff Études-Tableaux Op. 39 No. 8

P Tchaikovsky Dumka Op. 59

L van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 (Appassionata)

R Schumann Carnaval Op. 9

Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy Kempf has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer who is not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist. He is one of today’s most successful pianists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.