Piano Recital with Akashadeva

Friday 16th Aug 2019 - 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Beethoven Chopin Schumann

South African-born pianist and composer David Earl (Akashadeva) broadcast for the South African Broadcasting Company when he was 16 and a year later made his concerto debut with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. After finishing school he moved to London to study piano and composition at Trinity College of Music, during which period he gave the first of a number of solo piano recitals at Wigmore Hall and broadcast live on Radio 3.

After seven years based in Oxford he settled in Cambridge where for over two decades he has taught piano performing to undergraduates at Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin University as well as supervising Tripos composition students.

David’s professional career as a composer began in 1980 with the premiere of Cheri, an hour-long commission for The Scottish Ballet, given at that year’s Edinburgh Festival. In addition to six more commissioned ballet scores, he has also written eleven concertos, a variety of chamber and solo piano music, song and choral settings, and four operas.

Full Programme:

1) Sonata in C minor Pathétique Opus 13 - Beethoven

2) Impromptu in A flat Opus 29 - Chopin
Impromptu in F sharp Opus 36 - Chopin
Impromptu in G flat Opus 51 - Chopin
Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor Opus post. - Chopin
Fantasie in F minor Opus 49 - Chopin


3) Old Roses - David Earl

4) Carnaval Opus 9 - Schumann

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