OLD MASTERS – YOUNG ARTISTS
From Beethoven to Gershwin – masterpieces for the piano, songs from around the world with a festive theme and a dazzling display of jazz piano
Venue: Easthampstead Park, Peacock Lane, Wokingham, Bracknell RG40 3DF
Dates: Sunday 1st December 2019
Times: Doors open 3.00, concert at 3.30 – ends approx. 5.30
Featuring ICMT scholarship holders Dominic Degavino (piano) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo)
Introduced by Imogen Cooper
IMOGEN COOPER the concert pianist famed for her virtuosity and lyricism will be at Easthampstead Park, Wokingham, on 1 December to launch the first of a series of Sunday afternoon concerts showcasing the exceptionally talented young musicians who are scholarship holders of her music trust.
The exciting young pianist Dominic Degavino, who grew up in Milton Keynes and received most of his musical education in Manchester, will share the platform with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, daughter of Australian violist and composer Brett Dean. Lotte was born in Berlin where her father was a violist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and did not move to Australia until she was 10. She moved to London in 2014.
Dominic and Lotte are rising stars who have won major international competitions. They are both musically versatile and enjoy performing a varied repertoire from early music to classical, modern and jazz. Lotte is as happy singing in grand opera as she is performing traditional South American songs with classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev. And when he is not playing a solo piano recital Dominic can be found performing with a wide array of chamber music ensembles. He is also known for his brilliant jazz improvisations.
Dominic Degavino :A recent solo recital was described by critic Adrian Mullen as, 'A dazzling display of pianistic virtuosity'.
Lotte Betts-Dean: 'Lotte Betts-Dean's performance was powerful and lyrical, exhibiting a masterly control of both vocal range and colour.' Andrew Aronowicz, Limelight Magazine
The concert will include piano solos by Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin, 19th century songs by Cornelius, Schumann and Hugo Wolf, songs from the French and Spanish repertoire as well as 20th century classics – and a sparkling display of improvised jazz.
All tickets are the same price and seating in the Downshire Ballroom at Easthampstead Park is unreserved. There is on-site parking and the venue has wheelchair access.
Find concert details and tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/icmt
Find more about the Imogen Cooper Music Trust: www.imogen-cooper.com-music trust
For further information contact Mary Orr at: firstname.lastname@example.org