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Moonlight Rhapsody by Candlelight

Tuesday 19 July 2022

7:00 PM

Enjoy an early evening concert of great piano music spanning the romance of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata and the jazzy rhythms of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, performed by international British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

Programme

Beethoven – Sonata op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
Mozart – Turkish Rondo from Piano Sonata no 11 in A
Chopin – Nocturne in E flat
Brahms – Rhapsody no. 2 in G minor
Satie – Gymopedie No 1
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Liszt – Un Sospiro
Chopin – Minute Waltz
Chopin – ‘Raindrop’ Prelude
Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Variation 18)
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Performers

Warren Mailley-Smith Piano

“Rapidly establishing himself as one of the best pianists of his generation Warren Mailley-Smith is that rare exceptional talent who turns out to be utterly charming and down to earth, with a gentle, self-depreciating sense of humour. Combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, these attributes have made him a favourite for both audiences and St Martin’s staff alike.” St Martin-in-the-Fields, Staff Pick of the Month

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series at several venues in 2022-23.

He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation and gives over 100 solo performances per season.

His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals and concert halls throughout the uk and abroad.

He has 40 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC.

He is also an active chamber musician and is the Artistic Director of the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series and The Piccadilly Sinfonietta.

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 19 Jul 7:00 PM £30/£27/£20/£15/£9 Book

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