Type

Music

Date

15/03/2024

Doors Open

7:00 pm

Starting Time

7:30 pm

Danny Driver: Piano Recital

Join us for an evening with Danny Driver.

One of Britain’s most respected pianists, Danny Driver is recognised internationally for his sophistication, insight and musical depth. His studies at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music inspired his holistic approach to performance and enabled him to cultivate a broad repertoire from J S Bach and Handel to the present day.

Concerto engagements have included the Hallé , Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony and Minnesota Orchestras, as well as two appearances at the BBC Proms, while recital highlights have included frequent visits to London’s Wigmore Hall (including a three concert series focussed on Gyö rgy Ligeti in 2021-2022), Southbank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, and engagements in the USA, Sweden, Toronto, Montreal, Paris, and Osaka.

Since 2008 Driver has released an extensive series of acclaimed recital and concerto recordings on the Hyperion label including repertoire by Gyö rgy Ligeti, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Handel, Amy Beach, York Bowen, and Robert Schumann, and has been twice nominated for a Gramophone Award. He was appointed professor of piano and contemporary piano at London’s Royal College of Music in 2016.

The programme includes

  • Thomas Adès, Darknesse Visible
  • Gabriel Fauré, Nocturne no 6 in D flat
  • György Ligeti, Fanfares (Etudes Book 1)
  • Scriabin, Sonata no 9 (‘Black Mass’)
  • J S Bach, Goldberg Variations.

 

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