A Concert by Pianist David Earl
In aid of the work of the Friends of Whitworth House.
Schubert Sonata No 16 in A minor D845
David Earl Piano Suite No 4 Darshanas (2016)
Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E Op 54
Nocturne in B Op 62 No 1
Ballade No 3 in A flat Op 47
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
VENUE Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge
TIME & DATE Saturday 29 April 2017 | 7.30pm
TICKETS £15 / £7.50 concessions. Available on the door or, to reserve in advance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The concert will last for two hours (maximum). This includes a twenty minute interval.
Well-known in Cambridge as a pianist and composer, South African-born DAVID EARL broadcast a professional recital for the SABC at 16, and a year later made his concerto debut with the then Cape Town Symphony Orchestra.
Moving to London three years later, he studied piano and composition at Trinity College of Music, and while there gave the first of a number of solo piano recitals at Wigmore Hall, as well as broadcasting live on BBC Radio 3. After seven years based in Oxford, he settled in Cambridge, where for over twenty years he has taught piano performing to undergraduates at Cambridge University, as well as supervising Tripos composition students.
In addition to music for solo piano, David has written concertos for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet and Trumpet, as well as two double concertos for 2 Pianos and 2 Violins. Works for chamber ensemble include a Viola Sonata, two Sonatas each for Violin and Cello, a Piano Quintet, Clarinet Trio and String Quartet. Orchestral compositions include The Wineland Suite, and seven commissioned ballet scores.
His new Rupert Brooke opera Strange Ghost was premiered in Cambridge in December 2015, receiving glowing reviews. The CD of Cello Sonata No 1 and the Mandalas Piano Suite won a Gramophone Editor's recommendation rosette, and was nominated by International Piano magazine for best new music recording.
Plans for 2017 include a series of recitals in the UK, Germany and South Africa premiering Piano Suite No 4 Darshanas, and performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor.
For information, audio and video pages - www.davidearl-pianist.net