BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert IV

Online from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Fri 11 Sept 1pm

Presented by Kate Molleson

Concert also available live on BBC Radio 3

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Suite in G minor

Piano Sonata in E flat major Hob XVI 52

Piano Sonata 'Appassionata' in F minor Op 57


In co-production with BBC Radio 3
In co-production with BBC Radio 3


Photo credit: Robin Mitchell

Regular Lammermuir Festival-goers will remember Roman Rabinovich’s stunning series of morning recitals in 2016 featuring 25 of Haydn’s sonatas. Here he plays the last, some would say greatest, of these superbly inventive pieces. It makes the perfect companion piece to Beethoven’s Appassionata, one of the true masterpieces from the productive middle of his career and aptly titled (by a publisher, not Beethoven) ‘passionate’.

Roman Rabinovich tempered his natural exuberance with unusual maturity and discretion: his virtuosity sizzled but never once intimidated.

New York Concert Review

Concert pianism's exceptional demands – both physical and mental – mean that its practitioners tend to be exceptionally talented people, and . . . Roman Rabinovich is definitely one of those.

The Independent

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
EH41 3EX

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5 mins walk to the church.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.

Getting there by car

Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the first or second exit to Haddington. Venue at east end of town.



There is free on street car parking on road outside the church grounds and in the vicinity.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

UPDATE: Please note there are no more blue badge spaces for the following concerts: 08/09 Coffee Concert no II (2); 11/09 Coffee Concert no III (3); 12/09 Coffee Concert no IV (4)


Gravel path with flat access into venue

Induction Loop:

One toilet, not adapted.

Wheelchair Access:

Almost flat access via front door. Small lip to entrance.

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