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24 September 2021
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE
United Kingdom

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
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E-mail
+44 (0)3336 663366

£15, 25, 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 27, No 2 'Moonlight'
Chopin: Nocturne in C# minor, No. 20 posth.
Chopin: Fantasy-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. 66 posth.
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C# minor
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 27 in F minor, Op 57 'Appassionata'
Liszt: Un Sospiro
Debussy: Clair de lune
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3, No 2
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Few things are more magical than hearing the world’s most breath-taking classical music being performed live by a brilliant concert pianist in beautiful surroundings, by the flicker of candlelight.

This experience comes to life on Friday 5th June at 7.30pm in St Giles’ Cathedral when the city's landmark building plays host to a programme of classical favourites including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Gershwin’s electrifying Rhapsody in Blue.

St Giles’ Cathedral is conveniently situated in the heart of Edinburgh, off the Royal Mile and is surrounded by the best of Edinburgh’s nightlife, with a wide choice of restaurants and bars to complete your night out. Whether you are planning a date or treating family and friends, you have everything on your doorstep for the perfect evening.

Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is a favourite with Edinburgh audiences, well-known for his incredible feat of learning to play all 3.5 million notes of Chopin’s piano music from memory and hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”

He is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone in 2020. He has performed for the Royal Family over 30 occasions and his last CD was featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week

Forget your busy week at the office and tumultuous current affairs and treat yourself to an evening of relaxing and invigorating classical music performed with charm and humour by one of the UK’s most brilliant musicians.

“Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion

 
25 September 2021
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW
United Kingdom

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
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E-mail
+44 (0)3336663366

£15, 25, 32
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | July | Grand Finale: 12 Etudes Op. 25

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Prelude in A-Flat, Op. Posth.
Waltz in Abop.69 no.1 (1835)L'Adieu
Polonaise-Fantaisie in Abop.61 (1846)
Nocturne No. 12 in G, Op. 37, No. 2
Twelve Études op.25 (1833-37))

Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series across the UK in 2020.

He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he will give over 100 solo performances in 2020.

His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 14-disc set for Sleeveless Records.

He is Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Sinfonia and also of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series
Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music. He is now in demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music Junior Department and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.

“Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion
 
22 September 2021 until 26 September 2021
 
Porec
Istria
Croatia

Details:
Gregor Laskowski
Web site
Istra Music Festival 2021

10th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Porec (Istria, Croatia)

ISTRIA - the country by the sea
The largest peninsula of the Adriatic is Croatia's most popular holiday destination. Despite the relatively small surface of Istria it offers an unbelievable multitude of impressive sceneries to be discovered. The combination of natural beauties, the healing powers of air, sun and the ocean, as well as the hospitality of the local inhabitants are like magic. Besides gorgeous parks, a picturesque stone coast and long beaches the Croatian Riveria provides many superb cultural events, such as the Istra Music Festival with performances from choirs and orchestras from all over the world.
 
29 September 2021 until 3 October 2021
 
Cracow
00100
Poland

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Twelfth International Choir and Orchestra Festival

CRACOW – one of the twelve most important towns in the world
The former capital of Poland is one of Europe's last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe’s most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St. Mary’s Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In these historic surroundings, in the renowned churches of Krakow as well as in the concert hall with its appealing acoustics, the concerts of the Cracovia Music Festival take place.

 


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