About the Event
Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of the greatest wokrs for classical piano along with Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue works, Performed by renowned concert pianist Dominic John and set in the beautiful candlelit location of St Mary Le Strand, it's a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style! There's a good choice of bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night.
Dominic John's pianism has won him several prizes, including First Prizes in the 22nd Brant International Piano Competition, British Music Society Awards, R.C.M Chappell Gold Medal, a Director's Golden Jubilee Award at the RCM, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition as well as a laureate of the Corpus Christi, U.S.A. International Competition for Piano and Strings.
Performances in this country include the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and the Barbican Hall. Overseas he has played in France, Holland, Poland, America, Korea and Japan.
He studied at Chethams School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. Concerto performances include Beethoven 'Emperor', Brahms No.2, Grieg, Liszt No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman, performances of Tchaikovsky First Concerto and Saint‐Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev – March from The Love for Three Oranges
- George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
- Franz Liszt – Sposalizio (Années de Pèlerinage Book II: Italie)
- Frederic Chopin – Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38
- Maurice Ravel – Sonatine
- Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
- Mily Balakirev – Islamey: Oriental Fantasy