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Simon Callaghan — piano

Wed May 6th 2009, 11:30 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Simon Callaghan



"What a wonderful pianist, who combines complete understanding of the style of music he is playing with a rare subtlety and brilliance of execution."
— Sir Roger Norrington

British pianist Simon Callaghan is in much demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He continues to captivate audiences with his intelligent and compelling performances and his wide-ranging musical interests are earning him a reputation as a versatile and exciting young artist.

Recent performances include: a tour of South Korea, a recital at the Royal Opera House, a gala concert with ENO principals and a début with the RLPO under Gerard Schwarz. In addition Callaghan has given recitals throughout the UK, in Austria, Belgium, France, Japan, Sri Lanka and on BBC Television and Radio.

Following his studies at Chetham’s School of Music with Bernard Roberts Simon became a Scholar at the Royal College of Music under Yonty Solomon, where he won many prizes and graduated with first class honours. He now studies privately with Frank Wibaut.

Simon Callaghan’s keen interest in the promotion of lesser-known music has led to performances of works by Kapustin, Sterndale Bennett, Parry, W.T. Best and Françaix. This interest led to an invitation from the Belgian De Rode Pomp label to record some English solo piano music, which was released in 2008 and features several world premiere recordings.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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