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Format: 2018-09-21
Format: 2018-09-21
  • 26 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mahler Piano Series - Concert 3 - A Hymn to Nature | Iain Farrington (piano)
    Iain Farrington, Sarah Gabriel
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    The Mahler Piano Series features a wide variety of musical styles that influenced Mahler, as well as the bulk of his symphonic music arranged for solo piano.

    Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Iain Farrington explores the European musical melting pot of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring exceptional singers performing in an intimate salon venue from the period, this is a unique and remarkable exploration of Mahler’s musical world.

    A Hymn to Nature
    Artists of the Romantic era often explored the contrast between the calm beauty of nature and the hectic noise of the city. Mahler's Third Symphony depicts this struggle on an epic scale, using musical styles that are featured in this concert: a strident nationalist military march, a political street song, sentimental folksongs as well as Mahler's own nature-inspired songs. The Third Symphony is performed in a piano arrangement highlighting the diversity of influences in Mahler's work.

    Iain Farrington (piano)
    Iain has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, composer and arranger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University. Iain has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician at all the major UK venues, as well as in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and all across Europe. He performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with Rowan Atkinson, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. Iain has worked with many of the country's leading musicians, including Willard White, Lesley Garrett, Paul McCartney and gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio Three. He has composed orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces, including several orchestral works for the BBC Proms. Iain has arranged hundreds of works in many styles, including opera, instrumental and choral, African songs, cabaret, klezmer, jazz and pop. His chamber orchestrations of the symphonic repertoire (including much Mahler) are regularly performed around the world, and he has arranged and performed all of Elgar's symphonies on the piano.

    Sarah Gabriel (soprano)
    Sarah sings music of many different styles spanning 300 years. She made her acclaimed USA debut as Lucy Lockit (Britten's The Beggar’s Opera) conducted by Lorin Maazel, and her European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s production of My Fair Lady at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (for which she was described by Le Monde as ‘as fine an actress as she is a singer’) opposite Alex Jennings. Performances include Michael Daugherty’s Labyrinth of Love with Rambert Dance Company, and Webern with London Sinfonietta. She has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, France Musique, RTÉ, NPR, and Radio France. Her first feature film as an actor is Brigitte Rouan’s ‘Tu honoreras ta mère et ta mère’. Her recent projects include new commissions for The London Songbook (fourteen new songs by fourteen composers inspired by the Great American Songbook), Fly Me to the Moon(exploring the music that astronauts have taken to space with author Lucy Hawking), Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip (a solo show premiered at Dartington International Festival), and a new solo show, Lucretia’s Last Breath (a modern masque inspired by Handel’s cantata, La Lucrezia).

    Under the double eagle
    Joseph Wagner (1900-1974)
    Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus
    Traditional German ()
    Ach du lieber Augustin
    Traditional Austrian ()
    Es zogen drei Burschen
    Traditional German ()
    Ablösung im Sommer from Lieder und Gesänge
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Symphony No 3 in D minor
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 28 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy your Friday evening with a virtuoso pianist playing some of the great classical masterpieces. You can wine and dine beforehand in the crypt restaurant and bar.

    In 2016, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform all 234 of Chopin’s solo works for piano from memory in an 11-recital series at St John’s Smith Square. Having since commenced a recording project of the complete Chopin cycle and launched The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series (an annual celebration of Chamber Music in the West End), he returns to St John's on 28th September 2018 with a varied programme that contrasts two great sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert in the key of B flat. The former, a youthful work full of vibrancy and virtuosity. The latter, the composer’s last piano sonata, written on his deathbed, widely considered to be one of Schubert’s most profoundly beautiful compositions. Bravura works by Liszt, Ravel and Chopin provide glittering contrast. The two works by Chopin celebrate Mailley-Smith's first two CD releases (The Nocturnes and The Waltzes) in his Chopin cycle which are due for completion in 2020.

    Tickets include admittance to a pre-concert talk given by Warren Mailley-Smith about his experience of the Chopin cycle at St John's in 2016 and on the specific subject of pianists learning and performing from memory, with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

    Sonata for Piano No 11 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 5 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonatine
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Concert Paraphrase on Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
  • 21 September 2018 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 1 - Launch | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Grande valse brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Introduction and Variations in E on a German air, 'Der Schweizerbub'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise No 5 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 4 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 5 in B flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 28 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven and Mozart | London Arte Chamber Orchestra
    Alexander Panizza, Fabricio Brachetta, London Arte Chamber Orchestra
    St Giles in the Fields Church London WC2H 8LG
    United Kingdom

    Acclaimed by the critique and the public alike, pianist Alexander Panizza appears regularly in the Americas and Europe. Born in Toronto, he received his musical education in Canada, Argentina, France, Spain and England, completing a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, in London. Among the main attributes of his artistic personality, his extraordinary mastery of pianistic sonorities, intensities and shades, his virtuosity and the scope of his repertoire stand out. He has performed as a soloist in recitals and with more than thirty orchestras in very important halls worldwide, including the Barbican Hall in London, Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires, Amphitheater Richelieu at the Sorbonne, Palas Theatre in Athens, Ciurlionis Museum in Lithuania, Teatro Nacional in Panama City and Herkulessaal in Munich. Among his memorable performances there were renderings of concerti by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Beethoven and Schumann. He is also passionate about chamber music and participates in festivals such as Festival de los Siete Lagos (Argentina), Soesterberg Music Festival (Holland) and Long Island Mozart Festival. Alexander Panizza has recorded Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas (EMR), Alberto Ginastera’s complete piano compositions (Tradition), and works by Carlos Guastavino (Espacio Santafesino), Muzzio Clementi and David Winkler (Naxos, American composers series).

    The London Arte Chamber Orchestra will conclude a final concert with the pianist Alexander Panizza, after returning from a vast tour to China in September 2018.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 39 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Overture from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 21 September 2018 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 1 - Launch | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Grande valse brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Introduction and Variations in E on a German air, 'Der Schweizerbub'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise No 5 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 4 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 5 in B flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 21 September 2018 - 1:10pm
    Romana Szczepaniak (violin) and Grzegorz Mania (piano) play Brahms and Mozart
    Grzegorz Mania, Romana Szczepaniak
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Violinist Romana Szczepaniak was born in Poznan, Poland where she studied at the Padarewski Music Academy. She than continued her musical journey at the Guildhal School of Music and Drama with Krzysztof Smietana and the Royal College of Music in class of Prof. Maciej Rakowski. During her studies in UK Romana was a holder of Scholarship by Prof. Barry Ife, Denis and Sylvia Forbes Scholarship and Baring Foundation Award. She is very grateful for the generous support of Zetland Foundation. Romana enjoys her career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and session orchestra player. She took part in many Music Festivals and Masterclasses in Europe and in the UK, having pleasure to perform in such a venues like Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Johns Smiths Square, Kings Place. Romana is a winner of numerous competitions and awards – Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Award (London, 2012,2013), a special award for outstanding performance of W. Lutoslawski Subito at the Kenneth Page Foundation (United Kingdom, 2011), 1st prize at the International Violin Competition in Pontivrea (Italy, 2007), 3rd prize at the International Violin Competition Premia Rok Jakaj (Italy, 2007) and 1st prize at the National String Competition in Poznan (Poland, 2003). As an orchestral musician she has played under the baton of Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Peter Stark, Rowan Baker, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Salwarowski, Karl Veen, Jan Holtrop, James Gaffigan, Grzegorz Nowak. She had a pleasure to be a member of London Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Shymphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and she regularly performs also as a soloist with SIlk Street Sinfonia. Romana has worked and received masterclasses from artists such as Leonid Kerbel, Peter Schuhmayer, Carole Presland, Mark Messenger, Hannah Dawson, Charles Owen, Caroline Palmer, Madeleine Mitchell, Martin Roscoe, Balcea Quartet and Sacconi Quartet. In May 2015 Romana started running new concert series St Johns Music together with her friend Joanna Jaga Klimaszewska.

    Grzegorz Mania graduated with distinction from the Music Academy in Krakow, where he studied piano under Professor Stefan Wojtas. He is also a graduate (distinction) of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was tutored by Martin Roscoe, Charles Owen and Caroline Palmer. Grzegorz is also a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, where he read law and recently obtained a PhD for a dissertation about music and copyright.
    He works as a soloist, with orchestra, as an accompanist and chamber musician, as well as regularly duetting with Alicja Smietana, Romana Szczepaniak, Maria Slawek, violinists and Piotr Rozanski, pianist. He is a member of the Extra Sounds Ensemble – the group has recently recorded a CD for Solo Musica, Munchen with pieces by Corelli, Vivaldi, Schnittke and Kreisler.

    Grzegorz played in many important halls and during many national and international festivals in Poland and abroad – UK, France, Austria, Italy, Norway, Iceland, Vietnam, Israel, USA. Performing at the International Chamber Music Workshops in Pulawy (Poland, 2003-2005), he has also been a finalist in a number of international solo and chamber competitions from 2002 to the present. He won numerous awards for an outstanding accompaniment during national and international instrumental competitions.

    He has played in master-classes by, among others, Jerome Rose, Victor Rosenbaum, Wolfgang Redik, Tadeusz Gadzina, Anthony Spiri, Peter S. Buck, Piotr Reichert; and has received coaching from Alexander Baillie, Ewa Bukojemska, Krzysztof Smietana, Wieslaw Kwasny, Altenberg Trio, Alisdair Beatson, Carole Presland, Krzysztof Chorzelski and Jan Janski.

    Grzegorz is a co-funder and president of the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association. He is also a co-author of an innovatice sight-reading handbook for pianists published by prestigious PWM Edition, famous from its Chopin edition.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for violin and piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 32 in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 24 September 2018 - 1:10pm
    Avant Piano Trio play Schubert and Brahms
    Alessandro Viale, Avant Piano Trio, Rebecca Raimondi, Urška Horvat
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Avant Piano Trio is an Italian-Slovenian chamber music group founded in 2017 by pianist Alessandro Viale, violinist Rebecca Raimondi and cellist Urška Horvat. As soloists and chamber musicians, they have held many appearances on stage in Italy, Slovenia, UK and abroad. They are recipients of numerous national and international awards and have participated in several seminars and courses for solo and chamber music.

    The Avant Trio is an ensemble recognized for their intensely expressive and passionate music making. Trio is particularly interested in performing chamber works of the 19th and 20th century, discovering and commissioning living composers.
    In 2017 the trio was invited to perform at the conference of living composers 'Comporre Oggi 2017' in L'Aquila, Italy. The successful concerts were followed by the interview in the magazine Musica+ and the invitation to the summer festival of Accademia Filarmonica Romana 'I Giardini della Filarmonica Romana' 2018 in Rome where they will give a world premiere of a piece written by the italian composer Orazio Sciortino.

    Their public appearances include Godalming Concert Series, St Mary Moorfields and St Alphege Music Concert Series in Solihull. In May 2018 they performed at the Trinity Laban Debussy Festival in London.

    They were selected as one of the four ensembles for prestigious Trondheim Chamber Music Academy in Norway in September 2018.

    They were invited as Musicians in Residence for the Indian October Festival 2018, which will take place all around India in a three weeks period consisting of concerts and masterclasses.

    The ensemble has the privilege to work with the American violinist Jacqueline Ross at Guildhall.

    Notturno in E flat, for piano trio
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 28 September 2018 - 1:10pm
    Riccardo Pes (cello), Kumi Matsuo (piano) play Bach, Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn
    Kumi Matsuo, Riccardo Pes
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Riccardo Pes was born in 1987 in Spilimbergo, Italy. He currently studies at the Royal College of Music, London, on the Artist Diploma course under the tuition of professor Melissa Phelps. He is an RCM Scholar, supported by a Soiree d'Or Award, Pauline Hartley Award and the Kathleen Trust. Riccardo previously studied at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia and attended the High Specialization Music Courses held by Giovanni Sollima at Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome. He graduated the highest mark and the congratulations of the jury.

    Riccardo has attended international masterclasses with Franz Bartolomey, Frans Helmerson, Ludwig Quandt, Michael Sanderling, Johannes Goritzki, Gustavo Tavares, Julian Arp, Maria Kliegel, Enrico Dindo, Michael Flaksman and Jelena Ocic.

    As a soloist, Riccardo has played with I Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone, and performed the Tartini Cello Concerto in A Major in Padua and with the Ensemble Serenissima, and the Vivaldi Concerto in B-flat, unpublished, at the Theater Zancanaro in Sacile. He has played music for solo cello from Bach to Morricone at the Aha! Festival at the University of Gothenburg, Terre di Maremma Festival, High Notes Festival in Lucca, Biennale of Venice.

    As chamber musician Riccardo has worked with important musicians such as Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, 100 cellos of Teatro Valle Rome and Triennale of Milan. He regularly plays in a cello and piano duo with Matteo Andri, and also with I Solisti Veneti in Padua performing works by local composers, Ferruccio Busoni Orchestra in Trieste with pianist Roberto Plano on various recording projects.

    As a collaborative cellist, Riccardo has worked with the scientist Margherita Hack, writer Alessandro Marzo Magno, poet Morten Sondergaard, photographers Giuliano e Gianni and Cesare Borghesan, as well as actors and contemporary circus artists. Riccardo played as part of the commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the Founding of Italy (broadcast live on Mogliano TV) and has collaborated with the electronic artist and European competitions winner, Jens Thomsen (Suns festival, 'Nordic Matters' at Southbank Centre in London).

    Riccardo has studied composition with Battista Pradal and recently published his first solo album called Cellina Work. He has made recordings for the music labels Velut Luna, Concerto (Milan), Irene (Spilimbergo) and for the national magazine Amadeus.

    Riccardo received the “Man of Peace” Award after his performance at the Tibet Pavillion in Venice last summer, where he has also been given an honorary passport for Tibet.

    Riccardo has won First Prize (concerto competition category) and Second Prize (recital category) at the Richmond Festival Competition; Second Prize at both the Hatfield and District Festival Competition and Piove di Sacco Competition.

    Riccardo plays a cello made by Edgar Russ in Cremona, 2014.

    Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. Kumi graduated from the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo. In 2007 she moved to London for her further study at the Royal College of Music where she gained an Artist Diploma and a Masters of Music in Performance. Kumi studied piano with Jyoko Gondo, Mikhail Voskresensky, John Blakely and Ashley Wass. Her study was supported by the Charles Napper Award, the Russell Gander Award and the Rohm Music Foundation.

    In 2008 Kumi gave her London debut playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto for Left Hand in Cadogan Hall with RCM Sinfonietta conducted by Peter Stark. She is also the winner of the 5th Louisiana International Piano Competition in 2013, Second Prize winner at the 75th Music Competition of Japan in 2006, Third Prize at the 22nd Ferrol International Piano Competition in 2008 and First Prize and the title of Competition Laureate at the 6th Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in 2012. She adds a unique combination of grace and power to her interpretations of classical masterpieces.

    An accomplished concert pianist, Kumi has played with orchestras such as Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Banatul Symphony Orchestra and Rapides Symphony Orchestra. Kumi has given numerous solo recitals and chamber music concerts in major venues throughout the UK and Japan including Elgar Room at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bristol Cathedral, National Gallery, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Kioi Hall and Oji Hall.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Suite for cello No 3 in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonatina for cello and piano
    Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973)
    Per Slava, for solo cello
    Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-)
    Allegro Appassionato in B minor, for cello and piano
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Lied ohne Worte in D, for cello and piano
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Il bell’Antonio, for cello and piano
    Giovanni Sollima (1962-)
    Tarantella, for cello and piano
    Alfredo Casella (1883-1947)
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    26 September 2018 - 1:10pm
    Phillip Leslie (piano) plays Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt
    Phillip Leslie
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    British pianist, Phillip Leslie was awarded the Silver Medal Keyboard Award for his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (formerly Trinity College of Music) having graduated with First Class Honours. Having started piano at the age of seven with Veronica Jones in Cornwall, he moved to London to study with Alexander Ardakov and then Margaret Fingerhut. He currently studies with Philip Fowke. Phillip is a Arthur Haynes and Helen Roll scholar.

    In 2014 he performed Carmina Burana with the Trinity Laban Chorus, and Rhapsody in Blue with Maidstone Wind Symphony. He has also appeared with Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra and Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra. Last year he gave three performances of Peter Copley’s Concerto for piano and string orchestra with Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble, which is dedicated to his former tutor, Margaret Fingerhut. He was invited back this year to play Bach’s D minor Keyboard Concerto. Phillip has been recognised in the press for his performances and was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall.

    Interested in the wider repertoire, Phillip in a keen advocate for British music including music by Kenneth Leighton and John Ireland. Some of the venues he has performed in St Martin in the Fields, Blackheath Halls, Carnglaze Caverns, Old Royal Naval Chapel, Pamoja Hall and St James's Piccadilly. During his musical education he has played to distinguished artists such as, Boris Petruchansky, Pascal Roge, Ashley Wass and Ivan Klansky. He has worked with conductors, Andrew Sherwood and Dominic Peckham. Phillip has also studied organ with Ann-Elise Smoot and harpsichord with Steven Devine. He was a Concordia Foundation artist in 2017.

    He performs with soprano, Rebekah Smith with whom he was a finalist in the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition. He was a finalist at the John Longmire Piano Competition, European Piano Teachers Association Piano Competition, where he won the Angela Rinsler Award, and a semi-finalist in the Jacques Samuel's Intercollegiate Piano Competition. Phillip currently teaches on the piano faculty at Blackheath Conservatoire. Most recently he has performed for the St Clement Danes, Young Artist Series.

    Future engagements include performances for the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Steinway Hall and Erin Arts Centre (Isle of Man).

    Phillip would like to thank the Helen Roll Charity for supporting his studies.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for Piano No 24 in F sharp major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    8 Klavierstücke
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Concert Paraphrase on Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
  • 29 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    A Choral Celebration | Windsor and Eton Choral Society
    Andrew Kennedy, Caitlin Hulcup, David Wilson-Johnson, Elizabeth Atherton, Quire Voices, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Taplow Youth Choir, Tim Johnson, Voci Chamber Choir, Windsor and Eton Choral Society
    Eton College School Hall Eton SL4 6DW
    United Kingdom

    For the grand finale concert of this autumn's Windsor Festival, the Windsor and Eton Choral Society are joining forces with three other local choirs - Taplow Youth Choir, Voci Chamber Choir and Quire Voices to present two of the finest and best-known works ever composed for voice.

    Joined by the iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert opens with Mozart’s Coronation Mass, brimming with wonderful vocal melodies, most notably the beautifully moving Agnus Dei for solo soprano.

    Rounding the evening off, they will perform Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No 9 - the first three movements demonstrate superb orchestral writing, but the entire piece is crowned by the addition of chorus and soloists for the glorious Ode to Joy.

    Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Mass in C, 'Coronation'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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