Acclaimed pianist Huw Watkins will be taking you on a musical journey from Bach to Watkins’ own Four Inventions at a lunchtime recital at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 22 April.
The event is being organised by Northend Concerts who host a regular series of events bringing the very best chamber music performed by some of the country’s finest musicians to the local community in south Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Huw was born in Blackwood in 1976. His breakthrough came at the young age of twenty-two, when his Sonata for Cello and Eight Instruments was premièred to wide acclaim by the Nash Ensemble. Since then he has risen to become one of the most well-regarded musicians of his generation in the UK.
He studied piano with Peter Lawson at Chetham’s School of Music, and composition with Robin Holloway, Alexander Goehr, and Julian Anderson at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. In 2001, he was awarded the Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music, where he later taught composition. He is currently Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
The programme will include J S Bach – Sarabande in D major, Schumann – Kinderszenen, Huw Watkins – Four Inventions and Ravel – A la maniere de Borodine, Prelude, A la maniere de Chabrier, Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn
The concert starts at 1pm. Tickets £15, available here: www.northendconcerts.co.uk (and on the door subject to availability).