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Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight
Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

St Giles Cathedral

Edinburgh

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Treat yourself and your loved ones to an exceptional piano recital in the beautiful candlelit setting of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Featuring renowned concert pianist, Martin Cousin, the concert includes an outstanding selection of classical and romantic piano works including Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue.  Programme Rachmaninov - Prelude in C# minor Op.3 no.2 Brahms - Intermezzo in A Op.118 no.2 Beethoven - Sonata in C# minor Op.27 no.2 (Moonlight) Grieg - Notturno Op.54 no.4 Grieg - March of the Dwarves Op.54 no.3 Debussy - Clair de Lune Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano Martin Cousin is now regarded as one of the most exceptional pianists of his generation, having been awarded 1st Prize at the 2005 Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Seregno, Italy) and Gold Medal at the 2003 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition (London). Martin has appeared regularly in the major British musical venues since graduating from the Royal College of Music, making his London solo debut at the Purcell Room in 1998. Numerous solo recitals followed, notably at the Wigmore Hall on multiple occasions. He has performed as concerto soloist with the London Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia and BBC Concert Orchestras. Performances further afield have included tours of New Zealand, the US, Italy and concerts in Stockholm, Brussels, Toronto, Tokyo, Berne and The Hague. Alongside his solo schedule, chamber music has taken him to Prague, Tokyo, Indonesia and Thailand, Zimbabwe and Barbados and he is a member of the Aquinas Piano Trio. Martin's hands are also featured on the big screen in the Oscar-winning film "Shine", for the scenes involving Rachmaninov's 3rd Concerto.

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Opens Fri 26th Apr at 6:15 PM (BST)
High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE, United Kingdom
St Giles Cathedral