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Beethoven Sonata Marathon

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Sebastian Stanley

I will be playing all the Beethoven Sonatas in a series of open concerts that will hopefully culminate in an entire performance of all 32 in one day!

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Macmillan Cancer Support

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My name is Sebastian Stanley. I am a 33 year old classical pianist with an infinite interest in art, culture and all aspects of music. I have been playing all over the world as a soloist since I was 18 and have recorded many albums over in Spain where I was born. I have settled in the wonderful and ever thriving town of St Albans where I now teach piano and have many other hobbies (Wine and Art certainly being one of the main ones).
I live with my wonderful and supportive husband Chris and I hope to be able to make a big difference to cancer sufferers around the country.

Event details

Beethoven Sonatathon

Earlier this year I wanted to do something only attempted a handful of times, play ALL the Beethoven Sonatas in 12 hours! After chatting to a lot of people, I am ecstatic that a number of venues will be hosting open concerts where donations can be made towards my chosen charity. In these series of concerts over the year I will be performing some of the sonatas, and with any luck, I will end in 2019 with a performance of all 32 in one day. Along with bringing the amazing music of Beethoven to the people of the UK, I am raising much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

My father is the driving factor behind my 'Beethoven' story and because he survived 2 very aggressive forms of cancer I wanted to try and do something amazing for other cancer sufferers and himself. He always dreamed of the day I would play all these sonatas and I am trying my hardest to make that a reality now. He is too weak to travel, but I have never seen him so happy as he is now, at the thought of myself performing such a feat of pianism. Macmillan can drastically help people such as myself and my family to come to terms with what Cancer can do to a family.

Event date

24-February-2018 13:30  - 
25-December-2019 00:00

Event type

Beethoven Sonata Marathon

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Thank you Marie-Louise for this amazing Bake Sale Donation. Amazing work! Well done!!!
Donation by Marie-Louise
on 08-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Great Effort, Keep going
Donation by Paul Newland
on 16-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Such a fabulous performance at the KA's - thank you Sebastian and good luck with the marathon ahead!
Donation by Jane Gray
on 10-10-2018
£16.25 gift aid
Thank you for such an enjoyable concert and for supporting an important cause .
Donation by Marcus and Debbie
on 10-10-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Great Concert at Dawid's and Rachels House. Thank you so much Sebastian
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Hazel and Simon
on 08-10-2018
£18.75 gift aid
Well done, and what a treat to experience your performance. Thank you!
Donation by Martha Lytton Cobbold
on 08-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Amazing performance in Hertfordshire yesterday. Good luck to you for the remainder of the marathon.
Donation by Stu and Tony
on 08-10-2018
£16.25 gift aid
Three perfectly played Sonatas are worth a fortune
Donation by Philip & Lynette Langford
on 08-10-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Thank you for another wonderful recital Sebastian and thank you also to Dawid and Rachael for your hospitality at such a lovely event.
Donation by Nicky and Chris
on 08-10-2018
£50.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,887.03
Offline Donations: £625.00
Total Raised: £5,512.03
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,295.78

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