Saturday 3 June 2023, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Bruce Vogt, one of Canada’s finest pianists, has received praise internationally for his mesmerizing performances, inspiring audiences across Canada and abroad.  He has given recitals across Europe, as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, in London, Paris and Prague, as well as in venues in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania. Fifteens times he visited to Japan with his tours. He has also performed and taught in China.

The Times writes: ‘Rare grandeur…I was mesmerized by Vogt’s sheer control’. Le Républicain writes: ‘the audience was literally enraptured’.

In addition to his career as a soloist and chamber musician, Vogt is Professor at the University of Victoria. Because he sees teaching and working with young pianists and teachers as an important commitment, he leads master classes and workshops and adjudicates for festivals.

In recent years, he has received many invitations in Canada and abroad to indulge another of his passions – improvising accompaniments to great films of the silent era.  He has played for and lectured on films by Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Griffith, Murnau and others. 


1. Sonata in Bb Major, opus 24 #2 (composed before 1781) Muzio Clementi (1752-1832).  
      Allegro con brio
      Rondo: Allegro assai
(Cadenza for first movement by B. Vogt, entitled: ‘Muzio’s Revenge’)

2. 12 German Dances, D. 790 (1823) Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

3. Six Mazurkas Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

  • In a minor, opus 17#4 ‘lento, ma non troppo’ (1834)      
  • In C Major, opus 24#2 ‘Allegro non troppo’ (1836)
  • In Bb minor, opus 24#4 ‘Moderato’ (1836)
  • In G Major, opus 50#1 ‘Vivace’ (1842)
  • In Ab Major, opus 50#2 ‘Allegretto’
  • In C# Minor, opus 50#3 ‘Moderato’


4. Rondo in A Major, D. 951 (1828) Schubert
With guest artist: Mary Howard

5. Sonata in C Major (‘Reliquie’) (1825) Schubert

Mvt 2: Andante

Mvt 1: Moderato 

6. Andante in A Major, D. 604 (c. 1817) Schubert

The concert took  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch. With a licensed bar. 
It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking.  
The number of places – limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.

Tickets – by phone 01692 402 624 or cash only at The Crown at Trunch (Front Street, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0AH).

Proceeds are donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.