What's on at Forsyth (and beyond!)

Our free recital series continues as we move into Spring. Read on to see what exciting events are happening at Forsyth and beyond over the next few months

For the most up to date information on upcoming events, see our main events page here


Friday 22 March, 6:30 PM - Through Sickness and Health - A Charity Concert for Manchester Mind

Join us on the 22nd March for "Through Sickness and Health" a charity concert supporting Manchester Mind. This unique event intertwines music, dance, and visual art to explore the journey from mental illness to mental health.

The evening will feature the emotive piano artistry of María Linares, alongside the creative talents of painter Sophie Iliaifair, who will create a live painting inspired by the concert's themes. Adding to the multisensory experience, dancer Lucy Wilson-Knight will interpret the music and visual art through her expressive dance. This collaborative performance, curated by Gema Lu Cai, promises an engaging and meaningful experience for all attendees.

Entry to the event is donation-based, with a suggested donation of £5. All proceeds will go directly to Manchester Mind, supporting their invaluable work in mental health. This concert is not just an opportunity to enjoy a rich tapestry of arts but also a chance to contribute to a vital community cause.

We invite you to join us for an evening that celebrates artistic talent and supports an important mission. Your participation will make a significant impact in the community and in the lives of those supported by Manchester Mind.


Saturday 23 March - Yamaha Piano Day at Forsyths

Join us for a day of all things Yamaha Piano, including workshops, giveaways, and freebies!

As Yamaha's premiere piano dealer in the North of England with an unrivaled selection of acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos available to try (and buy!) there is no better opportunity to discover more about Yamaha pianos. Yamaha's expert demonstrators and specialist piano staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions as well as two sessions to learn more about cutting-edge technology.

There will also be two workshops running in the morning, focusing on Yamahas CSP Digital Piano range and Yamaha's 'hybrid' range


Friday 12th April 2024 6.30pm - Violin and Piano Recital with John Sabar and Jonathan Hayward

We are delighted to welcome John Sabar and Jonathan Hayward to perform a varied programme for violin and piano as part of our continuing free recital series hosted in our historic piano showroom.


  • Caprice Viennois - Kreisler 
  • La Gitana - Kreilser 
  • Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
  • G minor unaccompanied Violin sonata (3rd mvt) - Bach
  • St Francis of Paule Walks on the Waves - Liszt
  • Violin Sonata in A major - Brahms


Thursday 25 April 6.30-7.30pm - Free Solo Piano Recital by Dobromir Tsenov exploring Bulgarian music by Pipkov and Vladigerov

The Bulgarian pianist, Dobromir Tsenov, has been exploring and promoting the works of various Bulgarian composers for several years to great acclaim. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the RNCM, focusing on Bulgarian piano music and will be sharing his passion with us performing an hour of glorious music.


  • Lyubomir Pipkov - 'Pastorale', op. 24 and 'Bulgarian Suite', op. 2
  • Alexander Vladigerov - 'Toccata'
  • Pipkov - 'Metro rhythmical studies' op. 69
  • Pipkov - 'Dance' (From the opera 'Momchil')


Saturday 18th May at 2.20pm - A special event to celebrate the launch of
'Endless Fascination - The Life and Work of Thomas Pitfield, Composer, Artist, Craftsman, Poet

St Elizabeth’s Church, Ashley, near Altrincham 

Thomas Pitfield (1903-1999), though best known as a composer was a truly remarkable man, skilled in many different and surprising fields. To celebrate him, Forsyth is delighted to be a part of the publishing of a lavishly illustrated 500 page hardback book about the man and his achievements.

The book will be launched at a free concert in St Elizabeth’s Church, Ashley, near Altrincham – next to the railway station at 2.30pm on Saturday, May 18th. There will be a buffet in the church afterwards with food provided by Kauri Foods, run by Shelley Jones, and former chef to the New Zealand ambassador in Brussels.


Friday 24 May, 7:00-8:30 - Julian Joseph - Manchester Jazz Festival

£25* per person including prosecco or soft drink 

We are delighted to be part of Manchester Jazz Festival again this year.  Thanks to the support of Yamaha we are welcoming the legendary Julian Joseph to our piano showroom for an evening of unforgettable music from across the canon of the jazz piano repertoire.

Posted On: Mar 9, 2024

Categories: Events