Upcoming Concerts

16/10/2022 The Finchcocks Trust, 51 Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells

As Patron of the Finchcocks Trust, a charitable organisation I am delighted to present an evening with my exteemed friend and colleague, Maggie Cole, a concert of music written for 4 hands on one piano. This concerts will use several instruments from the Collection so illustrate the different sounds and sound worlds of these pianos.

Mozart Sonata in C major
Schubert Rondo in A major D951
Mendelssohn Andante and Variations Op 83a
Debussy Petite Suite
Maggie Cole and Myself. A gentle relaxed evening of music written for 4 hands in an intimate surrounding of lovely pianos!! And audience of course!!
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09/08/2022 Mapperton House Dorset

In the wonderful setting of Mapperton House in Dorset, a charity concert and event with Steven Isserlis and myself for PalMusic, a British based charity which provides musical education to young talented Palestinians.

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Schubert Arpeggione Sonata for Cello and Piano
Ignaz Moscheles Sonata for Cello and Piano
Steven Isserlis, cello
Myself
A much looking forward reunion for me to be performing with Steven Isserlis again, with whom we have shared musical experiences for over 40 years!!
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06/09/2022 Villa Medici Giulini, Briosco, Northern Italy

Set in the splendid surroundings of the Villa Medici Giulini, Kirker Music Holidays is delighted to have this week of piano music performed on one of the most comprehensive collections of period pianos in the world.

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The programme of piano music extends over 3 days, illustrating to the audience a brief history of the keyboard.
Day 1 on a Mozart/Hadyn piano music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Hadyn.
Day 2 on a later mid Beethoven piano showing the development of the instrument with music by Beethoven and Schubert.
Day 3 The birth of the modern piano as it were with music by Schumann, Liszt and Chopin.
Myself. I will also be giving brief music demonstrations on the various instruments in the collection. This is a unique opportunity to see and hear the Medici Giulini Keyboard Collection which is essentially a private collection housed in one of Catherine Medici's hunting Villas near Lake Como. Signora Giulini who owns the Collection will herself be present and will be amongst the audience. The instruments themselves will introduce very familiar music with a new sound and sound world, bringing us closer to what the composers themselves actually heard.
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09/10/2022 AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium

I am honoured to be part of this wonderful Festival again, one of the Pioneers of the Historical performance Revival, and going even stronger with a huge following.

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Schumann Sonata in G minor Op 22
Mendelssohn Songs Without Words
Schumann Davidsbündlertanze Op 7
Myself A treat as always to be performing on these wonderful historical period pianos from the collection of Edwin Beunk. The piano I will be playing on will be almost exactly contemporary to the Schumann pieces in the programme!!
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01/11/2022 to 04/11/2022 The Star Alfriston East Sussex

I am delighted to present 3 concerts of chamber music with 3 honoured colleagues who are or have been involved at the Yehudi Menuhin School. This will promise to be a delightful 3 days of music making, something that Menuhin himself instilled in all of us when we were students there at his wonderful School.

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Programme 1
Mozart Duo for violin and viola
Brahms Cello sonata in E minor
Mozart Piano Quartet K478

Programme 2
Simon Rowland Jones Elegy for viola and piano
Ravel Violin Sonata in G major
Debussy Piano solos
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

Programme 3
Beethoven String Trio Op 9 no 3
Chopin Piano solos
Schumann Piano Quartet Op 47
Elizabeth Perry, violin
Simon Rowland Jones, viola
Matthijs Broersma, cello
Myself.
This really promises to be a wonderfully enjoyable 3 days. Glorious chamber music in the surroundings of the Sussex Downs, and at The Star, one of Olga and Alex Polizzi's prize hotels.
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