Chopin and Champagne rescheduled to this Sunday!
As you probably guessed, we can’t provide the champagne… but concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is back in 15 minutes, live from Finchcocks, to perform for you repertoire from his extremely popular concert series Chopin & Champagne! He has also added some Debussy, Brahms and Gershwin to the mix. There’s something for everyone. As usual, the concert begins at 7.30pm.
The slightly revised programme will include:
- Chopin – Etude Op 25. No. 1 in A flat major
- Chopin – Waltz in A minor
- Chopin – Rondo no. 3
- Chopin – Souvenirs de Paganini
- Chopin – Heroic Polonaise
- Brahms – Rhapsody no. 2
- Debussy – Arabesque
- Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Warren’s record number of streams from our lockdown concert series has been 72,000 people. Please do join us online at 7:30pm BST Sunday 21st June, to see if we can beat this!
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, Radio 3 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 holds regular residential piano courses at Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.