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Chichester Cathedral lunchtime concert: Antonio Oyarzabal, piano – CANCELLED

Tue 28 Apr 2020 1:10pm

Chichester Cathedral

Booking Details: Admission is free with a retiring collection

For further details see the Chichester Cathedral music events website.

Chichester Cathedral music events

Chichester Cathedral’s popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Concert Programme: ‘The Inner Child’ – A retrospective on childhood from an adult point of view

Schumann – Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood)

1. Of Foreign Lands and Peoples
2. A Curious Story
3. Blind Man’s Buff
4. Pleading Child
5. Happy enough
6. An Important Event
7. Dreaming
8. At the fireside
9. Knight Of The Hobbyhorse
10. Almost Too Serious
11. Frightening
12. Child Falling Asleep
13. The Poet speaks

Debussy – Children’s Corner

1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
2. Jimbo’s Lullaby
3. Serenade for the Doll
4. The Snow is Dancing
5. The Little Shepherd
6. Golliwogg’s Cakewalk

Ravel – Ma mère l’oye (piano solo version)

Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
Little Tom Thumb
Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas
Conversations between the Beauty and the Beast
The Fairy Garden

Antonio Oyarzabal is an award-wining concert pianist and sought-after musician based in London.

He was born in Bilbao in 1989. He started his piano studies with Cecilia Keller and Guadalupe López-Castelo. Later, he entered in Musikene (San Sebastian), where he obtained his Bachelor degree, mentored by pianists Marta Zabaleta and Miguel Borges, and also trained in contemporary piano repertoire with Ricardo Descalzo. During this period Antonio also completed a harpsichord Diploma degree with Honors, training with Loreto F. Imaz. He complemented his studies with pianist and CNSM Paris professor Denis Pascal and Armenian pianist Anahit Simonian, with whom he trained in piano improvisation. After this, Antonio moved to London and graduated in Masters as a piano soloist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he also recently obtained the exclusive Artist Diploma with Distinction, studying with Caroline Palmer.

Recent highlight solo performances include Mozart Piano Concerto n. 12 K.414 with The Arch Sinfonia in Lille (France), Shostakovich Piano Concerto in F with London Euphonia Orchestra and Ravel Piano Concerto in G with YMSO at St John Smith Square. He has also performed Mozart Piano Concerto nº23 with Aldwych Sinfonia in London. In Spain, Antonio performed Ravel Concerto in G and Mozart 9th Piano Concerto with JOL, Poulenc Concerto for two pianos and orchestra with Musikene Symphony Orchestra and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with European Union Youth Orchestra in Grafenegg (Austria). Antonio recently performed Ravel Concerto in G, with LEO in London (December 2018).

Antonio recorded his debut CD, The Inner Child, with Orpheus Classical international record label; including music by Schumann, Debussy, Ravel and Mompou. The CD has received many good reviews and it recently received the Gold Melomano Award by prestigious magazine Melomano. He has recently recorded a second album with the works by Basque composer J. Martínez Villar with Arsis record label.

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