KCS will present two piano events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the French composer, Claude Debussy.
Both events are open for all and we warmly invite anyone interested in piano music to attend.
MASTERCLASS - The piano music of Debussy with Dr Roy Howat
Sunday, 22nd April from 10:00 am till 13:15 pm in Great Hall
We are delighted and honoured to be able to welcome Dr Howat to King’s. He is currently Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and has taught and performed at many French Conservatoires, as well as in Australia, America and here in the UK. He has also edited all of the piano works of Debussy, written several books about him and has recorded the composer's complete piano music on the Australian label Tall Poppies. More information is available at www.royhowat.com.
The order of participants is as follows:
10:00: Reverie – Edward Sternberg (4th Form)
10:25: Prelude (T.B.C.) – Tom Kobialka (Upper 5th)
10:50: L’isle Joyeuse – Edward Rarity (Upper 6th)
11:15 – 11:30: Break (refreshments served)
Children's Corner Suite:
11:30: 1. Dr Gradus ad Parnassum – Michael Tsoukkas (Lower 5th)
11:50: 2. Jimbo’s Lullaby – Yousif Razin (2nd Form)
12:05: 3. Serenade of the Doll – Ollie Gerlach (3rd Form)
12:25: 4. The Snow is Dancing – Eoin Lim (4th Form)
12:45: 5. The Little Shepherd – Felix Reimnitz (2nd Form)
13:00: 6. Golliwog's Cakewalk – Tom Rumsey (Upper 5th)
CONCERT - Junior and Senior School pianists as well as KCS piano teachers
Thursday, 26th April at 19:30 in Great Hall
The programme will mainly include works by Debussy, but also the composers that inspired him - Bach, Mozart and Chopin.
Everyone who plays the piano should know how to approach the works of Claude Debussy, one of the 20th century's most important composer’s. We hope to see as many people at these two events as possible!