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Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Tuesday 29 January 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Programme

Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor ‘Pathetique’
Schubert – Impromptu No 3 in G flat
Chopin – Prelude No 15 ‘Raindrop’
Chopin – Waltz in D flat ‘Minute Waltz’
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’
Rachmaninov – Prelude in G minor
Rimsky Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Debussy – Arabesuqe
Gershwin – Preludes
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Warren Mailley-Smith Piano

Performer

The award-winning concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith has made his solo debuts to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall London and Carnegie Hall, New York. In 2011 he made his much anticipated debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto.

Warren is in increasing demand as a solo concert artist, having been described recently by Classic FM as ‘Stunning…’, ‘Fantastic…’ ‘Sensational’, ‘Huge UK talent…’, ‘Gorgeous…!’ and by BBC Music Magazine as ‘Rising Star – Great Artist of Tomorrow” . He was recently featured as CD of the Week and Video of the Week on Classic FM and Classic FM TV respectively.

He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Sandringham House.

Warren studied at the Royal College of Music where he won numerous postgraduate prizes including a Countess of Munster Award and the French Piano Music Prize. He then took further private studies with Peter Feuchtwanger and the late Ronald Smith.

Warren’s solo career now sees him performing in festivals and concert venues across the UK, accepting invitations from further afield to perform in Europe and the US. His concerto repertoire includes works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and Tchaikovsky and he works regularly with duo partners Rowena Calvert (cello), Susan Parkes (Soprano) and Matt Jones (violin).

Warren is currently in demand for his teaching expertise both privately and in masterclasses.

He has recorded six CDs (‘Silhouettes’, Chopin ‘Souvenirs’, Beethoven ‘Moonlight Serenade’, Mozart ‘Piano Sonatas’, Liszt ‘Depictions’, ‘Romantic Cello’ and a Live in concertDVD. 2012 sees the release of CDs by Gershwin and Rachmaninov.

His website is www.warrenmailley-smith.com, where you can hear and watch his playing online, buy his recordings and follow his career.

“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 Field, Staff Pick of the Month, Aug 2010.

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 29 Jan 7:30 PM £29/£25/£18/£13/£9 Book

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