The CD launch on Monday 18th September will also feature the world premiere of Roderick Williams’ take on Ireland’s iconic ‘Sea Fever’ for solo piano which features on the new SOMM CD and will be introduced by Williams. The event starts at 7pm and takes place at All Souls Church, Langham Place, W1B 3DA, near Oxford Circus station. Admission is free with a retiring collection raising funds for ASLAN – All Souls’ homeless mission.
Maria is a passionate advocate of British music and the John Ireland Trust sponsor many of her concerts. She has also performed for the Sir Arthur Bliss Society and has appeared at many of the UK’s leading Festivals and Societies, including Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Cheltenham International Festival, Clitheroe Concerts Society, Steyning Festival and Worcester Concert Club in addition to giving the premiere at the sold-out opening concert of the Shipley Arts Festival of Roderick Williams’ ‘Goodwood by the Sea’ for solo piano and ‘Fight or Flight’ for piano and string orchestra – highlights are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQUkeKasL9w
Recent projects have included themed recitals such as ‘Conflicts and Memories – the First World War’, featuring works composed during the war years by Debussy, Ravel and Rachmaninoff and ‘Poetic Piano’, exploring the significant influence of poetry in piano repertoire Maria is a member of the Stradivarius Piano Trio and as pianist-in-residence at the Shipley Arts Festival, she performs chamber music frequently with recent 2017 performances including Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time with LPO co-principal clarinettist Thomas Watmough, Schumann’s Piano Quintet, Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor.
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