Upcoming Concerts

06/04/2019 Charleston Farmhouse, Sussex

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This is the launch of a new series which I have helped devise for this spectacular new Barn at Charleston, home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group. The series will comprise music and incorporate spoken word, often extracts from the immense library collection which is housed in the Farnhouse

The programme will comprise music by Debussy, Poulenc and Satie, together with the Moonlight Sonata Beethoven. Extracts for the reading will be by Proust and Virginia Woolf, amongst others. I am delighted to launch the series with my solo piano contribution, and with a reader. The reader in tonight's performance I am delighted to announce will be Eve Best.
We are indeed very honoured and lucky!!
This is a brand new series of Music and Word and Charleston, and do look out for the next concert which is planned in September.
06/05/2019 Villa Medici Giulini


The Villa Medici Giulini in Briosco, near Como in Italy houses one of largest and finest collection of early keyboards in the world. The Villa, once a glamorous hunting lodge of the Medici Family, is set amongst beautiful gardens and there is now a newly built theatre where concerts and musical talks are held. Housing probably some 50 keyboards, the pianos sit amongst all the rooms in the house.There is also accommodation set apart from the main building.
The tour is operated by Kirker Music Holidays and will comprise 4 concerts, ending on the 12 May.



Programme 1 will explore the sound world of Mozart and his contemporaries, something very different to the piano sound we are used to today.
Programme 2 will explore Beethoven, Schubert and see the development of the piano, which Beethoven almost single handedly started to demand change from the fragile instruments; bigger sounds, larger key compass.
Programme 3 With the pianos of the 1860's and beyond, things have not much changed with the piano, but the older instruments still have a bell-like sonority and clarity not always evident in modern pianos.
This programme will feature pianos by Erard and Pleyel, favourite makers of Chopin and Liszt.
There will also be an evening excursion into Milan on one of the evenings.
I will be introducing the programmes myself and Paul Boucher will be giving talks throughout the stay about the instruments and provide a more historical picture of the development of the piano.
This is a rare opportunity to visit this great collection and house which is not opened to the General Public, and to experience the kind of ambience which was very much what the composers of the time also heard and experienced.
28/05/2019 St Thomas' Church, Salisbury City Centre

Jonathan Dove, the Festival Director, has devised a theme this year of Fire and Water and the First Landing on the Moon… and I have put together a programme accordingly!

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata Op 27 no2
Liszt Les Jeux d'Eau à la Villa d'Este
Jonathan Dove Catching Fire (Written in celebration of my 60th Birthday in 2016)
Debussy Suite Bergamasque
Ravel 5 Miroirs
Piano solo A very interesting mix and combination of pieces, and wonderful for me to be able to perform Jonathan Dove's Catching Fire again. Just as well there is also some water pieces nearby!!
12/06/2019 St Giles House Dorset at 6:15pm

As part of the Chamber Music series brought to you by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, I am delighted and honoured to open this year’s series of concerts at St Giles.



Beethoven Sonata Op 111
Debussy Images Bk 2
Brett Dean Homage à Brahms
Brahms 4 Intermezzi Op 119
Piano solo A programme of contrasts.
The Brett Dean pieces were written as a homage to the Brahms Op 119. They are 3 short but very different pieces, and will interleaf with the Brahms pieces, as they were intended to by Dean.
20/06/2019 The Benslow Trust

As a Patron of the Benslow Trust I am delighted to be involved in today’s Masterclasses open to all amateur Pianists and students.


The Piano Masterclasses will be conducted throughout the day at the Benslow Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB. I myself will be conducting the Classes throughout the day. This is a lovely opportunity for amateur musician pianists to come together and listen to others and to maybe even learn a few quick 'tricks of the trade' as it were!
29/06/2019 St Leonard's Church, Seaford

As Patron of the Seaford Music Society in East Sussex, I am delighted to present this year’s Gala Concert with my dear friends Ruth Rogers and Sebastian Comberti.



Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat Op 11
2 Schubert Impromptus for Piano Solo Op 90 nos 3 and 4
Schubert Notturno in E flat for Piano Trio
Debussy 2 pieces from Images Book 1 Reflets dans l'Eau and Movement
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano
Sally Beamish/Debussy Arrangement for Piano Trio of La Mer
Ruth Rogers, violin
Sebastian Comberti, cello
and myself.
This programme includes Sally Beamish's re-working of Debussy's La Mer which we performed last year and couldn't wait to play it together again!!
30/06/2019 Farrington Music School, Motcome Park, Shaftesbury Dorset SP7 9QA

This is a repeat concert from the previous day in Seaford in Sussex.

The programme is the same as the previous day in the Seaford Concert. Ruth Rogers, Violin
Sebastian Comberti, Cello
and myself.
This is a lovely series which Ruth Rogers has devised in the heart of the Dorset countryside!
21/07/2019 The Finchcocks Charity Ltd, Tunbridge Wells

The Finchcocks Charity is now also the Richard Burnett Heritage Collection of Historical Instruments, once housed at Finchcocks in Goudhurst, Kent.

There are 2 concerts. The first is at 2:30pm and the second at 6pm.



CPE Bach Fantasy in C major
Beethoven Sonata Op 2 no 3
Beethoven Sonata Op 53 Waldstein
Schubert Sonata in A major Op 120 D 664
Myself. As Patron of the Finchcocks Charity I am very pleased to present this programme featuring instruments from the Collection.
24/07/2019 St Andrew's Church, Alfriston, East Sussex

I am delighted to be part of South Downs Summer Music this year!



Liszt Les Jeux d'Eaux à la villa d'Éste
Debussy Reflets dans l'Eau
Debussy Poissons d'Or
Jonathan Dove Catching Fire

Chopin Concerto in F minor arranged for Piano and String Quartet
The Benyounes Quartet
And myself.
A programme of contrasts. A piano solos first half of 'water' and 'fire' followed by Chopin Piano concerto in F minor arranged for Piano and String Quartet