Livestreamed from Finchcocks – Warren Mailley-Smith’s Rhapsody in Blue – Sunday 17th May 2020

Warren Mailley-Smith

We are delighted to be hosting another of acclaimed concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith’s performances here at Finchcocks. Warren, also a tutor here at Finchcocks, has adapted with the times and continues performing despite restrictions caused by the coronavirus. Livestreaming with the latest technology, Warren will be again performing from our Steinway recital room for audiences at home.

Click on the image below to access Warren’s Rhapsody in Blue concert 7:30pm, Sunday 17th May. Alternatively, find the concert here.

The Rhapsody in Blue programme will include:

  • Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata
  • Schubert’s Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major
  • Satie’s Gymnopodie
  • Gottshalk’s The Banjo
  • Gershwin’s Three Preludes
  • Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
  • Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C-sharp major
  • Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G minor

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 17th May, to see if we can beat this!

About Warren:

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.