Coming up in 2019:
- Thursday 31st January, 7:30pm at St James’ Piccadilly, London – Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conductor Robert Ziegler, and my colleague from Piano Circus, Dawn Hardwick on t’other piano. Also on the programme is the Animal Requiem by Rachel Fuller with the Chamber Choir of London and special guest Alfie Boe. More details.
- February 18th and 19th – recording backing tracks for Snape Maltings’ Friday Afternoons project. Friday Afternoons is about encouraging young people to sing, with newly composed songs and support material aiming to help teachers develop their students’ skills – as performers, listeners and composers.
- Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm at the Antonin Artaud Theatre, Brunel University, London – Piano Circus performs ‘Bach at Brunel’, a concert featuring the first performance of the complete Bach Triple Concerto BWV 1063 in a dynamic new arrangement for six pianos by Neil Georgeson, alongside works by Steve Reich, Graham Fitkin, Robert Moran and Marc-Andre Hamelin. More details.
- Tuesday 19th March to Wednesday 27th March – Piano Circus tour Korea. We shall be giving concerts in Andong, Yangsan and Daejeon, performing Bach’s Triple Concerto arr. Neil Georgeson, Adrian Sutton’s Aerobatics over Lake Wanaka, Holst’s Jupiter arr. James Young, Circus Galop by Marc-Andre Hamelin, and of course the iconic Totti and Log by Graham Fitkin and Steve Reich’s Six Pianos.
- Monday 1st April (no kidding) – release of my latest CD on SOMM-Recordings. Featuring works by Delius, Peter Dickinson, William Alwyn, Elisabeth Lutyens, and the premiere recordings of Litany and Toccata by Anthony Herschel Hill.
- Saturday 4th May, 7:30pm, St Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft – I shall make my fourth appearance with the wonderful local orchestra, the Waveney Sinfonia, and their superb conductor Adrian Brown, in Mozart’s 22nd Concerto, K.482, in E flat major. More details.
- Saturday 18th May, 7pm (note earlier start time), St Edmund’s Church, Southwold – James Gilchrist, tenor, with myself in recital. We shall perform Faure’s La Bonne Chanson, Michael Tippett’s Boyhood’s End, and my own song cycle ‘The little that was once a man’, setting texts by the late Bryan Heiser, plus songs by Poulenc and Rebecca Clarke.
- Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd June, First Light Festival, Lowestoft – a brand new FREE 24-hour multi-arts festival for the UK, celebrating Lowestoft as our most easterly town, where the first sunrise reaches the horizon every morning. More details.
- Saturday 29th June, 2pm, Southwold Arts Centre, Southwold Arts Festival. Snappy Operas comes to Southwold, supported by the Southwold Music Trust. This wonderful nationwide project, devised and developed by Mahogany Opera, makes opera with young people aged 7-11. We shall be staging operas with children from Southwold Primary, Reydon Primary, and Saint Felix Prep School. Read more about this amazing project bringing ten new operas to huge numbers of children all across the UK here… and if you feel inspired to support this project, please visit the Southwold Music Trust homepage.