Mohamed Shams -Paino- 27 Nov


Hailed as “Deeply impressive pianist of tremendous flair and intellectual strength” and a “Spectacular pianist” by Herald Scotland’s music critic Michael Tumelty. Pianist Mohamed Shams enjoys a varied musical life as performer with a strong emphasis on chamber music and neglected and rare composers of the late nineteenth and an advocate of twentieth century music. He has performed a diverse repertoire as chamber music and soloist throughout the United States, as well as in England, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungry, Tunisia, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Egypt. Shams has performed as a soloist in historically significant venues around the world such Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Usher Hall, Dundee Concert Hall, Manasterly Palace, Beethoven Saal, Stadthalle in Göttingen, The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and Bruno Walter Auditorium/Lincoln Center. Along with having performed in such venues he performed as soloist with world-renowned orchestras such Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Manhattan School Orchestra, Royal Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra in Scotland, Göttingen Symphoniker and Cairo Symphony Orchestra. Shams hold master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Doctorate from The Hartt School, University of Hartford and was featured numerous times on WQXR, New York’s classical radio station. 

Program for the Manasterly concert

J.S.Bach: “Ciaccona”  from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni

M.Ravel: Jeux D’eau (Water Games)


                            l. Modéré

                           II. Mouvment de menuet

                          III. Animé

F.Liszt: Mephisto-Waltz No.1, S.514


M.Glinka: The Lark arranged for piano by Mily Balakirev


                     -Prelude Op.23, No.5 in G minor

                     -Prelude Op.23, No.6 in E-flat Major

                     -Prelude Op.32, No.12 in G-sharp minor

                     -Prelude Op.32, No.13 in D-flat Major


                   Sonata No.2, Op.36 (1931 version)

                                I.Allegro agitato

                               II.Non allegro

                              III.Allegro molto