Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of the greatest repertoire for solo piano, performed by leading UK concert pianist. Set in the beautiful candlelit location of St Mary Le Strand, London, it's a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style! There's a good choice of bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night. Pianist Dominic John Programme Gershwin - 3 Preludes Chopin- Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op. 23 Grieg - Lyric Pieces: Butterfly (Op.43 No.1) Ganger (Op.54 No.2) Wedding-day at Troldhaugen (Op.65 No.6) Liszt - Petrarch Sonnet 123 Chopin - Polonaise in A Op. 40 No. 1 Schubert - Impromptu in B flat D.935 Gerswhin - Rhapsody in Blue Dominic John's pianism has won him won several prizes, including First Prizes in the 22nd Brant International Piano Competition, British Music Society Awards, R.C.M Chappell Gold Medal, a Director's Golden Jubilee Award at the RCM, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition as well as a laureate of the Corpus Christi, U.S.A. International Competition for Piano and Strings. Performances in this country include the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and the Barbican Hall. Overseas he has played in France, Holland, Poland, America, Korea and Japan. He studied at Chethams School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. Concerto performances include Beethoven "Emperor", Brahms No.2, Grieg, Liszt No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman, performances of Tchaikovsky First Concerto and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rhapsody in Blue By Candlelight - Dominic John