Musician, pianist, and teacher with a delight in sharing music

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Sat 9 July, DCO Orchestra concert in Wirksworth

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An exciting and challenging programme full of cracking tunes. I will join the orchestra playing orchestral piano (being somewhere near the horns and percussion!) in the Stravinsky and Rachmaninov and my biggest challenge is to COUNT! I am not used to that at all and will be on tenterhooks!Do come along – sure you can buy tickets on the night on the door. And remember, its the Royal Oak afterwards, always part of a good DCO concert…

Concert in Sheffield Friday 8th July 2016

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Lucy is in full flight in her complete cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas and I will be accompanying her for the numbers 6 and 7. We will also play an unpublished sonata by Ferdinand Ries, son of Beethoven’s first violin teacher and his good friend and composer colleague in Vienna. It is a lovely, sparkling piece full of good tunes! And to round off we’ll play Schumann’s Fantasiestuecke…

2016 July 8 Concert Violin and piano (1)

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EPTA (UK) Piano Competition 2016

Please do enter your pupils – what you want to think of is:

1- Encourage them to take part! Its a super performance opportunity, whether they ‘win’ or not…
2- they need two pieces, not just one. Get those pieces into place before you break up for Christmas.
2- check on the Epta website which level these are. Your membership number will get you onto
the members page/competition that has the listing of pieces, or ask me.
4-contact me for absolutely anything you are not sure about!

I hope for lots of first timers! Go on – have a go!

Application forms and rules in the Members’ area of the website.
Entries must be submitted by Friday 11th December 2015 and sent to Philippa Rainbird at 38 Highland Road, Coventry CV5 6GR.


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Open House For Derby Arts Festival 21st November 2015

Please feel most welcome to drop in for our next ‘Open House’ Music event at 30 Broadway Duffield,
all in aid of Derby Arts Festival, who have given a platform for aspiring young musicians and performers
for over 100 years, but need our financial support to be able to keep going.

There will be a variety of music, from our well loved Derby Piano Quartet and 2 piano and solo piano to violin music with the gorgeous violinist Isobel Bounford, clarinet music with clarinet Virtuoso Peter Glenville, The Jazz duo Tim Mottershead and Bill Holmes, the incomparable Dana de Waal, and Folk with Tim Wilmshurst.

Come and be surprised, stay as little or as long as you like, eat cake (or bring one! Offers gratefully received!) have a plate of steaming autumn soup and fresh bread and enjoy the ‘Bring and Buy’ of early Christmas gifts…

Entry is free but donations welcome -hope to see you there!!!

Open House In Aid Of Derby Arts Festival

Open House In Aid Of Derby Arts Festival


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