Leon was invited to be the Television Guest on the recent BBC4 TV broadcast of the BBC Young Musician 2020 Keyboard Final and joined presenter Anna Lapwood to offer his expert opinion on the five selected pianists. The programme is available to watch on BBC iPlayer throughout May.
Since many of Leon’s concerts have been cancelled/postponed due to the pandemic, he has created some live recordings in his home studio of some of the repertoire he had planned to play in his spring recitals. Here is a trilogy of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces to view here: Butterfly Op. 43 No. 1, Little Bird Op. 43 No. 4 and […]
Leon’s recent performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Domingo Hindoyan has received a wonderful review in the Cambridge Independent:
“McCawley gave a spellbinding performance of this concerto…[he] was superlative in the first movement’s lengthy cadenza (one of three Beethoven wrote for the concerto), and in the expansive and serene Largo where, towards the end, […]