Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: Caroline Clipsham, piano


Sonata in G minor Op 22 by Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) 

  •      So rasch wie möglich 
  •      Andantino, Getragen 
  •      Scherzo, Sehr rasch und markiert 
  •      Rondo, Presto 

Moment Musicaux Op 16 Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943) 

  •      No. 1 in B flat minor 
  •      No. 4 in E minor 
  •      No. 5 in D flat major

  Excursions Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981) 

  •     No 2.  In slow blues tempo 
  •     No. 1  Un poco allegro

From Australia to the Arctic Circle, Caroline Clipham has been described as “a delight to ear and eye”, and as having “a wicked sense of humour which adds to the enjoyment of her playing.”

Caroline studied at Chethams School of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

After completing both her degree course and a post-graduate course in Advanced Solo Studies, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, where she worked with John Perry, Gilbert Kalish and Anton Kuerti and performed extensively both as a soloist and a chamber musician.

She has performed at various music festivals around the world including the Orford Arts Festival in Quebec, the European Arts Festival in Germany, Brighton Festival and Guildford International Music Festival in the UK. Caroline has also made a documentary for Carlton Television which featured her playing Chopin’s original piano.

She has performed at the Wigmore Hall and St. John’s, Smith Square, and Kings Place in London, the National Concert Hall, Dublin; the International Holland Music Sessions and also in South Africa, Europe, Canada and New Zealand, and she has toured Eastern Europe with cellist Orfeo Mandozzi.

She gave a highly acclaimed Schubert recital as part of Opera de Bauge’s 2019 Schubertiad, which the artistic director described as “the high point of our Schubertiad. She gave a fiercely intelligent and delicately beautiful interpretation of 5 impromptus and her account of the Sonata in A minor was masterly and elegant”

Caroline has recorded a solo piano CD and DVD, and has also recorded for ORF (Austrian National Radio). She has worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra for BBC Radio 3 and has played for Cherie Blair, the Emir of Qatar, the Duchess of Gloucester and the F A Cup!

Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.

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As well as its regular and special services, Chichester Cathedral runs a series of popular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.
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