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Classical and Jazz Piano by Candlelight

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About

Enjoy an exceptional candlelight recital featuring an outstanding selection of  jazz and classical crossover works in the beautiful candlelight setting of St Mary le Strand. Featuring works by Nikolai Kapustin, George Gershwin,  Margaret Bonds, Christopher Norton and others  this will be the unique and impressive musical experience to start your weekend. There are also a good selection bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night, 

Featuring

Yuki Negishi

Programme
George Gershwin: Three Preludes
Nikolai Kapustin: Contemplation Op.47 (1987)
Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water (based on the Spiritual “Wade in the Water”)
Robert Mitchell: Our Heart Dance the Infinite (As the Giant Puya Blooms) (2020)
Christopher Norton: Bulgarian Sketches for Piano (2023)
Sally Wave: Sunshine Droplets Falling in the Quiet River Op.13 dedicated to Yuki Negishi (2024)
Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen/arr. Keith Jarrett 1984)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

 "Negishi's performance is mesmeric. Here, as everywhere, her innate musicality allows the music to shine."   ~Colin Clarke, International Piano Magazine, Sept 2022    

"Is there a more audacious way to commence your solo debut recording than by diving into Nikolai Kapustin's wildly rhapsodic First Piano Sonata? Especially if you've got Yuki Negishi's fast, well-oiled and supremely confident fingers..”  ~Jed Distler, Gramophone, July 2022

Yuki Negishi has established herself as a pianist of rare poetry, passion and virtuosity, equally at home as an adjudicator, educator and researcher, captivating audiences wherever she performs around the world. Yuki has already performed in over 600 concerts in the UK alone, including many of the most important halls and festivals, and regularly performs about 30 concerts a year as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician (London Mozart Players, London Myriad Ensemble, members of the Philharmonia, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra etc) in countries such as the Netherlands (Concertgebouw), France, Germany, Switzerland (Tonhalle), Italy (Festival di Londra, Blanc European Festival, Artepiano International Festival), Romania, Bangladesh, Japan, China and the USA. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Scala Radio, Xray FM, ITV, Channel 4, Dutch, Polish, Romanian and French television and radio.  Her CD ‘Enigma”  released through the Quartz label (www.quartzmusic.com) in May 2022 received rave reviews from Gramophone, International Piano Magazine and Record Geijutsu Japan.

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