Pianist’s musical trip through time
PIANIST Luke Jones will be painting pictures with music when he performs an evening recital in Hinckley on Saturday October 14.
Holy Trinity Church will be the setting for the performance, hosted by Hinckley Music Club, which will feature sonatas by Scarlatti and Mozart, Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini and eight of Rachmaninov’s nine Études-Tableaux.
A student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Mr Jones performs across Europe, having won prizes in international piano competitions in Rome and Manchester among others.
He said: “In this recital I want to convey a chronological survey of piano writing from the baroque period up to the 20th century.
“In Scarlatti we find early examples of virtuoso piano writing with its highly acrobatic arpeggio and scale figures.
“In the Mozart we start to see a more expressive approach, evoking many of the dramatic elements found in opera.
“The Brahms has a reputation as one of the most difficult pieces written for the piano and in the Etudes-Tableaux we have among the most sumptuous, colourful, intimate music written by Rachmaninov.
“They are a combination of intensely demanding, polyphonic piano writing and masterfully designed, vivid soundscapes which take the listener on a journey into Rachmaninov’s inner world.”
Tickets cost £12 on the door for adults, or £5 for students, with accompanied children free.