British Piano Festival 2015

British Piano Festival 2015

British Piano Festival 2015

Date and time
14 - 16 Jun 2015 (7:30pm - 9:50pm)
Location

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Map and Directions

Price
To be announced.
Mark Bebbington

Enjoy rarely performed and contrasting works by Bridge, Howells, Holbrooke, Bowen, Ireland and Ferguson, as well as the Birmingham première of Anthony Payne’s new Piano Quartet, evocative instrumental pieces by Ian Venables and Robert Matthew-Walker’s dramatic Fantasy Sonata: Hamlet (Piano Sonata No.3) Op.34.

Plus, hear a unique triple-bill of sparkling and energetic 20th century piano concertos performed by Mark Bebbington and Innovation Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Richard Jenkinson.

In association with Archery Concert Productions.

Meet our music graduates

The students taking part in 'Revolutionaries' are following in the footsteps of a number of successful graduates, many of whom took part in the Inspired Festival themselves. Here are just a few of their stories.

Rosie Clements

Rosie Clements

Rosie Clements is a final year Composition student at the Conservatoire.

Frontiers Festival provides a platform for the region’s most talented young composers and musicians at Birmingham Conservatoire to showcase their works.

“My role saw me genuinely overseeing everything to ensure the event is a success,” Rosie said. “That included not just the artistic side of things, but also in terms of programming, scheduling and marketing.

“The festival was a chance to hear brand new, exciting pieces of music by the amazing talent that we have here.”

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Charlotte Bray

Charlotte Bray

Charlotte graduated with first class honours in 2006 and took part in the end of year shows.

In 2014, her composition 'At the Speed of Stillness' was named by 'The Sunday Times' as one of its recordings of the year. Praised for its "inventiveness and textural control", the piece was commissioned by BBC Proms and was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012.

Charlotte has also been named by the 'London Evening Standard' as one of London’s 1,000 most influential people, with the newspaper describing her as "one of the outstanding composing talents of her generation."

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Ben parker

Ben Parker

Ben Parker was involved 'behind the scenes' when it came to our musical performances.

He studied BSc (Hons) Music Technology with us but, since graduating, has worked in London as a Junior Promotions Executive at EMI Production Music.

He said: “Studying at the University taught me a lot about the music industry. I certainly wouldn't be in my current job if it wasn't for the course content and excellent staff.

“I had never set foot in a studio before starting my degree and it's testament to the quality of the course that I'm now working at such an esteemed music company."

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