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Photographed at Steinway Hall, London on the 9th June 2017 by Steven Peskett

Maria Marchant

British pianist Maria Marchant has performed at numerous leading venues around the UK and abroad including Cadogan Hall, Champs Hill, Konzerthaus (Berlin), Southbank Centre, St David’s Hall (Cardiff), St John’s Smith Square, Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Wigmore Hall.  Active as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, 2017 engagements include recitals for the Burford, Edinburgh Fringe and King’s Lynn Festivals.  Maria is an ambassador of the Concordia Foundation and is pianist-in-residence at the Shipley Arts Festival where she gave the world premiere of Roderick Williams’ ‘Goodwood by the Sea’.  Maria’s debut SOMM Recordings CD launches on 18th September in London featuring three premiere recordings:

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Read about Maria’s SOMM CD ‘Echoes of Land & Sea’ in Pianist Magazine: https://www.pianistmagazine.com/news/piano-news/pianist-maria-marchant-releases-debut-album


Book your place at Maria’s SOMM CD launch on Monday 18th September to hear the world premiere of Roderick Williams’ Sea Fever, introduced by the composer! Invitation is below:


Echoes of Land & Sea is available to pre-order on the SOMM Recordings website: https://www.somm-recordings.com/recording/echoes-of-land-sea/


Maria will be performing Finzi’s Eclogue on Saturday 19th August in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/757740-music-at-lunchtime/


Burford Festival Finale 2017 Concert Photos are out! Click on Maria’s Facebook page to see the photos from this concert with the Burford Singers conducted by Brian Kay!
https://www.facebook.com/mariamarchantpf/


Chichester Cathedral performance from 14th June – review is out and available here:
http://bit.ly/2v7hzFq


Schubert’s Trout Quintet at Knepp Castle! Please click here to read some recent press:
http://bit.ly/2eV0okk


Maria’s return visit to perform for the Sunderland Pianoforte Society is coming up on Tuesday 14th February!  Book on the following link to hear a popular programme celebrating Valentine’s Day through works by Granados, Prokofiev and Beethoven: http://sunderlandpianofortesociety.org/


Hear Maria perform in the exciting ‘Music Talks’ series – come and discover works by Grieg, Albeniz, Moeran and Copland in this fascinating event on Wednesday 8th February: http://musictalks.org.uk/courses/what-am-i-listening-to/


New on YouTube: video footage of the Shipley Arts Festival at Goodwood!  Click on the link to hear clips of Maria performing ‘Goodwood by the Sea’ by Roderick Williams and Mozart’s Piano Concerto K414 No. 12 in A major: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQUkeKasL9w


Hear Maria perform in Ribble Valley for the Clitheroe Concerts Society this autumn of 5th October: http://clitheroeconcerts.org/homepage/maria-marchant/


Just released: a review of Maria’s return recital in King’s Lynn! http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/local/latest-local-news/king-s-lynn-festival-review-maria-marchant-coffee-concert-1-7499472


Tickets are now available for Maria’s recital for the King’s Lynn Festival 2016: http://www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk/whats-on?vieweventdetails&eventid=279&event=Coffee-Concert-Maria-Marchant


‘Poetic Piano’ – Maria’s recital for the Steyning Festival featuring piano works inspired by poetry by Schumann/Liszt, Debussy, Ireland and Liszt is sold out!  http://www.steyningfestival.co.uk/whats-on/poetic-piano-51


Festival Recitals – book now! Maria will be performing for the Cheltenham Plus, King’s Lynn, Steyning and Shipley Arts Festivals this summer.  Information can be found on the following link: http://www.mariamarchant.com/concerts/


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A pre concert photo: just before the world premiere of ‘Goodwood Variations’ composed by Roderick Williams for the opening concert of the Shipley Arts Festival!


News from the Shipley Arts Festival 2016 launch: Maria will be performing on 10th April at the iconic Goodwood Ballroom in aid of the Friends of Sussex Hospices.  The Bernardi Chamber Ensemble and Maria will be giving the world premiere of ‘Goodwood Variations’, a new work by Roderick Williams commissioned by the Shipley Arts Festival and Maria will also be premiering Roderick’s ‘Goodwood by the Sea’ for solo piano in addition to performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto K414 No. 12.  Tickets are available here: https://www.thecapitolhorsham.com/whats-on/allshows/goodwood-variations-concert/


Ireland: A performer’s perspective – listen to Maria speaking about performing John Ireland’s piano works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHTQml3o2Mc


Listen back to Maria’s PLG lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields featuring works by Ginastera, Ireland, Balakirev and Liszt! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhMvOUJwmvQ


Worcester Concert Club recital series is announced  – Maria’s recital on 28th February 2016: http://www.worcserenade.co.uk/concerts_1516.php#concert6


Maria’s recent performance of Haydn’s Sonata XVI:44 in G minor on Radio 3 is available on the following iplayer link at 1.44.03: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b060pp8t


Maria Marchant will be performing in the John McCabe Memorial Concert at Southbank Centre – the concert will be recorded by Radio 3 for later broadcast.  For programme information, please click here:  http://www.mariamarchant.com/event/john-mccabe-memorial-concert-southbank/


A concerto appearance with the European Union Chamber Orchestra of Mozart’s Piano Concerto K414 in Suffolk – more details available here: http://www.oldgranarystudio.co.uk/Dreamweaver%20Site/Granary%20Template/template009/Concerts%202015.html


Harris Music Club – a commemorative lunchtime programme featuring works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Ireland and Ravel. http://www.mariamarchant.com/event/lunchtime-solo-recital-3/


Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff on Tuesday evening at St Martin-in-the-Fields in a solo piano recital. http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/rhapsody-in-blue-2/


A commemorative programme entitled ‘Conflicts and Memories – the First World War’ in the Cambridge Summer Music Festival featuring works by Ireland, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and many more: http://www.cambridgesummermusic.com/events/view/150