Tinkling of ivories to lift spirits
International performer Clair Louise Hiles will grace Margaret River’s Uniting Church early next month.
The January 13 gig will feature piano compositions from composers such as Beethoven, Ravel and Schumann, starting from 2.30pm.
“The truth is that I am delighted to be playing three afternoon recitals in Australia in January and invite audience members to come with an openness to hear some of the great works of classical piano music, by Schumann, Beethoven and Ravel, played with as much commitment and presence of being, and with as much joy as I always feel when at the piano,” she said.
“Each experience is created consciously as a time and space of beauty and expression through sound.”
Hiles lives in London and has studied internationally during her career, which started at age five, and included stints at Cambridge University, London’s Guildhall School of Music, and with Seymour Bernstein in New York.
She trained as a music therapist and sound healer “exploring the therapeutic nature of sound and vibrational healing”.
Hiles said meeting Bernstein in 2016 “redirected” her to classical piano and renewed her passion for public performances.
Admission to the performance at 60 Tingle Avenue is by donation, starting from $10, and includes afternoon tea, but attendees are also asked to bring a plate.