Wishing you a lovely festive season, full of joy and hope with the ones you love!
Com grande alegria vou estar de volta no meu primeiro conservatório de música: FAMES – Faculdade de Música do Espírito Santo, conversando sobre o repertório de música contemporânea para piano que venho explorando nos últimos anos, exemplificando ao piano e também com videos de concertos passados.
No Auditório Alceu Camargo, às 14h45, e o evento é grátis!
Endereço: Praça Américo Poli Monjardim, 60, Centro, 29010-640, Vitória, ES.
Agradecimentos especiais: Cláudio Thompson
Making the most of my visit to Orkney, I will be joining an epic performance of Satie’s Vexations, organised by my dear friend Gemma McGregor.
The performance will be at the second floor of Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, starting at 10:30am and lasting all day long. Audience is welcome to come and go as they wish.
Can’t be more thrilled to be part of this!
I am very happy to be part of the next Oxford Improvisers’ concert at The Loft Room @ The Old Fire Station. These bimonthly performances are always a feast of creativity and good free music, frequently featuring great musicians from the improvisation scene across the world, alongside our brilliant Oxford Improvisers’ musicians.
This month, our special guest is Marcio Mattos: born in Rio de Janeiro in 1946 double bass ‘cello performer Marcio Mattos has, since coming to Europe in 1970 has performed, recorded and broadcast in Britain and abroad. Mattos has performed with a host of improvisers including Evan Parker, Derek Bailey’s Company, Marilyn Crispell, Dewey Redman, Georg Graewe, Chris Burn, John Butcher, Phil Minton, Martin Blume, Eddie Prévost and many more. He also trained as a Ceramic artist at Goldsmiths college and continues to make and exhibit work in clay.
This concert will be a special occasion for me, marking a special moment in my story in Oxford, and being part of the Oxford Improviser’s ‘family’.
Hope seeing you there to share this moment with us!
7:45 – 10pm
Arts at the Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Tickets : £9 / £6
In my last performance of 2017, I will be doing a solo toy piano participation in East Oxford Community Choir Christmas Concert.
I will play the works Kalimba and Listen Thing, by Karlheinz Essl. Kalimba is a piece for toy piano and playback, a very interesting and beautiful work that pushes the boundaries of the toy piano in a very mesmerising way. Listen Thing, is a kind of scrabble with bits of a very popular Christmas carol, as you can try to figure out from the title itself 😉
The programme of the concert will be very varied, with solos, small ensembles, carols, and culminating with East Oxford Community Choir performing Handel’s Dixit Dominus.
The entry is free, but donations will be welcome in aid of The Porch and Emerald Hill Children’s Home.
2017 has been such a great year, full of discoveries, challenges and joys. I hope to see you there, to celebrate it with me & musician friends!
18 December 2017, 7:30pm
St Mary & St John Church
Cowley Road, Oxford, UK. OX4 1QT
I am very honoured to be doing a solo concert featuring a programme entirely of new music composed by talented young composers from the UK, Canada, Cyprus and Brazil.
I will be playing a fascinating repertoire of pieces for solo piano, piano with extended techniques, toy piano, toy piano + piano, piano + singing pianist.
This will be my very first concert in Birmingham, what makes it even more special. Do come, and please help to spread the word!
To see the Facebook event page, click here
This concert is organised by Birmingham-based composer Max Gibson, with many thanks!
29 July 2017
Church Mill, Mill St.
Free – Under 16s
Angela Slater (UK) – Becloud, for solo piano (2015)
Monica Pearce (Canada) – Smart Aleck, for toy piano (2011) *UK premiere
Michael Taplin (UK) – Forever Flowing Down Slowly (2015) *Premiere
Maria Kaoutzani (Cyprus) – Lilies, for piano and singing pianist (2016) *UK premiere
Max Gibson (UK) – Night over Berstane, (2017) *Premiere *Piece dedicated to Késia Decoté
Tatiana Catanzaro (Brazil) – Kristallklavierexplosionsschattensplitter, for solo piano (2006) *UK premiere
Max Gibson (UK) – …times when… all there is… , for solo piano (2017) *UK premiere *Piece dedicated to Késia Decoté
Poster Credits: Anthony Leung & Caitlin Quinn
This Saturday 27th May, Oxford Improvisers invite Vid Drašler, Tom Jackson and Daniel Thompson. There will be some improvisations with the host group too, and I will be playing piano and maybe organ.
St Columba’s United Reformed Church,
Oxford OX1 4EH
Tickets £8 / £6 on the door
7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Vid Drašler, Tom Jackson and Daniel Thompson met for the first time in the spring of 2016 as part of the CRAM Records residency at FriForma in Ljubljana, Slovenia. During the residency the trio had the fortune to play and record as a trio in Vrhnika, Slovenia and immediately vowed to collaborate again.