"Truly a remarkable pianist..."The Times
'truly a remarkable pianist...'The Times
International Concert Pianist & Recording Artist
Mark Bebbington has fast emerged as one of Britain’s most distinctive and innovative pianists. Internationally acclaimed for his performances and recordings, Mark has recently toured Europe with the Czech National Orchestra and Israel with the Israel Camerata. Mark also performs as a soloist in the US and UK with the Buffalo Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
St Giles, Cripplegate, London 7.30pm
Ravishing British music of the early 20th century for piano, drawing on the love of composers for town (Ireland’s London pieces) and country (Vaughan Williams’ rarely heard The lake in the mountains), nature (Delius’s On hearing the first cuckoo in spring and rare works by Ivor Gurney) and history (Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, transcribed for two pianos). The pastoral idyll is shattered by Bridge’s Sonata for piano, expressing the composer’s reaction to accounts of First World War atrocities.
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The piano concertos by Grieg and Delius recorded together on disc for the first time.Read More
Upcoming concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
It is a minor scandal that Doreen Carwithen is better known as the wife of William Alwyn rather than as a gifted composer in her own right.
Bebbington & Omordia Album
Mark’s recording with Rebeca Omordia, ‘The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams’, has enjoyed spectacular success this year peaking at No.3 in the specialist classical charts. The disc includes two world premiere recordings of his music, the Introduction and Fugue and Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (as featured on Classic FM and the latest Gramophone Podcast).