Thursday, 15 November 2018

Inaugural concert played on donated grand piano

INTERNATIONALLY renowned pianist Dominic John will play for an audience in Sonning tomorrow (Saturday).

INTERNATIONALLY renowned pianist Dominic John will play for an audience in Sonning tomorrow (Saturday).

The concert will be played at St Andrew’s Church — a fitting venue as the proceeds from the event will go towards the fund for a new church hall.

John will present a virtuoso programme of music by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Gershwin to demonstrate the full expressive range and power of the exceptional, new grand piano at St Andrew’s Church. The instrument was generously donated by Daphne Glyn, a resident of the parish. Hailed by The Times for his “outstanding panache, musicality and technical finesse”, John’s talent has won him several prizes including first prizes in the 22nd Brant International Piano Competition, British Music Society Awards, RCM Chappell Gold Medal, a director’s Golden Jubilee Award at the Royal College of Music, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition as well as a laureate of the Corpus Christi, USA International Competition for piano and strings.

Rev Jamie Taylor said: “We are thrilled that the piano’s first performance should be played by such a talented international musician. The concert should really show what the piano is capable of and will be a true delight to listen to. Music is at the heart of St Andrew’s and would like to thank Daphne for her kind generosity in donating the grand piano.”

The inaugural concert begins at 7.30pm and admission is £10 on the door, which includes an interval drink.



All proceeds will go towards the new parish hall appeal.

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