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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH at 7.30 pm.
TOM POSTER – PIANO
Beethoven – Sonata in E flat major Op. 7; Schumann – Waldszenen Op.
82; Chopin – Ballades Nos. 3 & 4; Gershwin – Songs (transcribed Earl Wild, Michael Finnissy and Tom Poster); Ravel – La Valse.
http://www.tomposter.co.uk/

 Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in demand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire.   He has been described as “a marvel, (who) can play anything in any style” (Herald), “mercurially brilliant” (The Strad), and as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions” (BBC Music).

Since his London concerto debut at the age of 13, Tom has appeared in a wide-ranging concerto repertoire of over 40 major works and as soloist with many international orchestras and conductors.   Two major new concertos have recently been written for Tom;  David Knott’s Laments and Lullabies commissioned by the Presteigne Festival and premiered there in 2015 and Martin Suckling’s Piano Concerto commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra which received its premiere in October 2016.

Tom features regularly on BBC Radio and television and has made multiple appearances at the BBC Proms as well as giving solo recitals to ten UK festivals and in Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at King’s College, Cambridge where he gained a Double First in Music.   He won First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition 2007 and the keyboard sections of the Royal Overseas League and BBC Young Musician of the Year Competitions in 2000.

Tom has made several discs as soloist and as part of a duo.   He regularly features as soloist on film and television soundtracks including the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning score for The Theory of Everything.

As a composer, Tom’s recent commissions include Turn to the Watery World for Alison Balsom, a piece about deep sea creatures which includes perhaps the first musical depiction of a blobfish;  The Thoughts of Dr. May, co-composed with Alison Balsom and inspired by Queen guitarist Brian May, and The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, a chamber opera for Wattle & Daub Figure Theatre.

Single ticket at door: £13.50  Children and Student tickets: Free
Lindy Johnson 01237 423112 or email:  lindyjohnson@talktalk.net.