Free Lunchtime Piano Recital – John Paul Ekins
Pianists of the World Series
W. A. Mozart – Fantasy in C Minor, K.396 (10’)
F. Schubert – Vier Impromptus, D 899, No 4 (7’)
F. Liszt – Cantique d’amour, S 173/10 (7’)
M. Ravel – Sonatine (11’)
F. Morel – Deuxième étude de sonorité (5’)
John Paul Ekins Piano
In great demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, John Paul Ekins has given performances throughout the UK, and overseas in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, and he has been broadcast on the BBC, on Romanian national television and radio, and on Polish television. In 2009 he graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours, and in the same year he was awarded the James Anthony Horne Scholarship by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Charles Owen, where he graduated with Master of Performance (Distinction) in 2011. He was the recipient of a Music Education Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and receives generous support from Making Music, The Concordia Foundation, The Razumovsky Trust and The Keyboard Charitable Trust.
He has performed at a number of prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, including Bucharest’s Athenaeum, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Prague’s Martinu Hall, Bergen’s Troldhaugen, Krakow’s Florianka Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Fairfield Hall and Steinway Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Oxford’s Holywell Music Room, Bath’s Pump Room, Bristol’s Colston Hall and Belfast’s Ulster Hall. He has participated in masterclasses and performed with many renowned musicians and ensembles, such as Salvatore Accardo, the Brodsky String Quartet, Levon Chilingirian and the Chilingirian String Quartet, Peter Donohoe, Bernard Greenhouse, Leslie Howard, Joan Enric Lluna and Martino Tirimo. As a concerto soloist he has performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Gershwin with orchestras throughout the UK.
John Paul was particularly honoured to be presented to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip at a Reception for Young Performers at Buckingham Palace in 2011. International competition successes have brought him as many as 19 awards and prizes.
More information on John Paul can be found at www.jpekinspianist.com.