The art of touching the keyboard

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International Anthony Burgess Foundation

3 Cambridge Street

Manchester

M1 5BY

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Pianist and composer Richard Whalley offers a concert of contemporary piano music exploring the full range of colours and resonances of the piano, contrasting highly differentiated characters of movement with stasis. The programme includes three new works by postgraduate composers of the University of Manchester specially written for this concert, alongside music by himself, Judith Weir and Helmut Lachenmann

Helmut Lachenmann Ein Kinderspiel

*Delroy Costello Quietly I hear thee, for lightly doth thy slumber, and so I must forsake thee

Judith Weir The art of touching the keyboard

Richard Whalley Kinderszenen

*Maria Palapanidou The in-between

*Yuhao Wu Deserts

* = world premiere

Richard Whalley is a composer and pianist living in Manchester, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Composition at the University of Manchester. He studied composition at the University of York with Roger Marsh and Nicola Lefanu, then at Harvard University for a PhD in Composition with Mario Davidovsky and Joshua Fineberg. He has studied the piano with Kate Elmitt, Karen Evans and Stephen Drury.

As a pianist he has premiered a number of new works by himself and other composers, including Camden Reeves, Kevin Malone, Tom Coult and Peter Swinnen. He teaches regularly on the composition masterclass at the ARAM-Poitou Summer School in France, where he is a regular contributor to the Concerts en nos Villages series.

As a composer he was finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year 1992 and Gaudeamus 2001, and more recently his music has been performed in the ISCM World Music Days in Flanders in 2012 and Milan Expo in 2015. His music has been performed in the US and throughout Europe by numerous outstanding soloists and ensembles, and in 2016 his work Misplaced Time Refound for solo flute was shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award. His scores are published by Composers Edition at http://composersedition.com/ and you can find information about CD recordings of his music at http://www.richardwhalley.com/


There will be a collection for the Save the Children Yemen Crisis Appeal


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United Kingdom

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