This promises to be something few of us will have seen before…two wonderful pianists performing on one piano! They’ll play a varied repertoire of music arranged for the piano and Ant and Simon have had their lovely old piano tuned specially for the occasion.
Here’s what Lynn and Charles will be playing:
York Bowen Four Pieces Op 90
Faure “Dolly” Suite Op 56
2) Kitty Valse
3) Le pas espagnole
Gustav Holst – “The Planets”
Mars – The Bringer of War
Uranus – The Magician
Jupiter – The Bringer of Joy
During which some sort of sweet delicacy will be served
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony arr. piano duet Hugo Ulrich
1) Allegro Con Brio
2) Andante con moto
3) Scherzo: Allegro
You can learn a bit more about Lynn and Charles here:
Lynn is delighted to be carving out her career as both a performing pianist, in solo and chamber capacities, and as a highly sought-after teacher of piano in Warwickshire and London. Having read Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge where she held a University Instrumental Award, Lynn gained a distinction in postgraduate performance and an LRAM in teaching from the Royal Academy of Music. A former Park Lane Group Young Artist, Lynn was delighted to receive a major scholarship from the Musicians Benevolent Fund whilst achieving recognition in various competitions at the Royal Academy of Music.
Lynn frequently performs with her various duo partners and as a guest pianist in ensembles for concert societies and festivals both at home and abroad. Festival appearances include those in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Two Moors Festival and the Three Choirs Festival; other recital venues include the Warwick Arts Centre, the Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre, Brecon Cathedral, Tampere in Finland and the Esplanade in Singapore.
Born in 1966, Charles Matthews studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and was an organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. His teachers have included Beryl Tichbon, Gwilym Isaac, David Pettit, Patricia Carroll, Nicholas Danby, Charles Spinks and Dr Richard Marlow.
Charles has won numerous awards, perhaps most notably first prize in the 1999 Franz Liszt Interpretation Competition in Budapest. His most recent solo recording is of Francis Routh’s cycle The Well-Tempered Pianist; some tracks from this CD can be heard free of charge at the Redcliffe Recordings website.
Recent engagements include solo performances in the UK and Spain, as well as duo recitals with flute, recorder, ‘cello and voice. Performances this year include premières of new works by Susan Howley, Rob Jones and Andrew Glover.
Charles is organist of St Catharine’s Church, Chipping Campden, and also contributes to the Spire organ and electronics project. He works extensively with children, teaches piano at King’s High School, Warwick, acts as piano accompanist and organ tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and works as conductor and contemporary music coach for the annual Curso Internacional Matisse at San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, where he runs the Ensemble Postante.