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|Concert:||Piano Duo - Four Hands at One Piano: Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Moore|
|Performer:||Simon Crawford-Phillips& Philip Moore|
|Start Date:||14th May 2017|
|Under 18s:||£8.00 What's included?|
Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore occupy a unique place amongst piano duos: they are established chamber musicians in their own right, yet since 1995 have devoted several thousands of hours to this most exacting of disciplines, giving them extraordinary musical empathy. We are delighted to welcome this exceptional duo to Dillington for a programme which includes, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, described by Leonard Bernstein as “one of the most important pieces of music of the twentieth century”.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Transcribed for piano duet by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Sonata for Piano Duet in F major, K497
1. Adagio - Allegro di molto
IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
The Rite of Spring
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth
Part Two: The Sacrifice
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They have performed and broadcast in many countries and at all the major UK festivals and venues, including the Barbican (with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields), the South Bank, Royal Albert Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, Wigmore Hall, Royal Opera House, St. John’s (Smith Square), Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall and Usher Hall, and Glasgow’s City Halls. Outside of the Duo, they have played all over the world.
They made their Proms debut in 2001, and have recorded for Naxos and Deux-Elles to critical acclaim. They have given world premieres of Detlev Glanert’s Two Piano Concerto (with BBCSSO/Martyn Brabbins) and, at the 2009 BBC Proms, Anna Meredith’s Two Piano Concerto (with Britten Sinfonia/Ludovic Morlot). On the same day they gave a BBC Prom performance of Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Colin Currie and Sam Walton. In 2012 they made their début with the Hallé, under the baton of Edward Gardner, playing Mozart’s Concerto K365. In 2014 they premiered Steve Reich’s Quartet for two pianos and two vibraphones, again with Colin and Sam, at the Southbank, Carnegie Hall NY (listed as one of “The Ten Best Classical Performances of 2014″ by New York Magazine), Kölner Philharmonie and Cité de la musique Paris. Recent performances include the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, for which they received glowing five-star reviews.
Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips are Steinway Artists and Associates of the Royal Academy of Music.
Simon Crawford-Phillips has established an extraordinarily varied career as soloist, chamber musician and most recently as a conductor making his debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2013. He has also made recent debuts with Musica Vitae, Dala Sinfonietta and Västerås Sinfonietta, returned to the Swedish Radio Orchestra and assisted Daniel Harding at the Verbier Festival. In August he conducted the première of Britta Byström's Violin Concerto at the Baltic Sea Festival with Musica Vitae and Malin Broman and two weeks later was invited by Västerås Sinfonietta to open their season as conductor and soloist. As a result he was appointed artistic adviser and chief conductor of Våsterås Sinfonietta from 2017.
Recent performances have included a series of concerts at Wigmore Hall together with the Nash Ensemble, a tour of Europe and Carnegie Hall together with the Colin Currie Group and live broadcasts for the BBC from Edinburgh, Cardiff and London (Wigmore Hall and LSO St.Lukes). Future plans this season include performances at the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Concertgebouw, festivals in Evian, Helsinki, Savannah, Schleswig-Holstein and Verbier and tours of Holland, North America and Switzerland. As a conductor he made recent debuts with Dala Sinfonietta and Musica Vitae as well as assisting Daniel Harding at the Verbier festival. In August he conducted the première of Britta Byström's Violin Concerto at the Baltic Sea Festival with Musica Vitae and Malin Broman and two weeks later was invited by Västerås Sinfonietta to open their season as conductor and soloist.
He works regularly with artists such as Colin Currie, Daniel Hope, Pekka Kuusisto, Anthony Marwood, Truls Mørk, Anne Sofie von Otter, Lawrence Power, Michael Schade, Torleif Thedéen, the Nash Ensemble and the Danish and Elias string quartets. He has recently given world premieres of music by Britta Byström, Steve Reich and Mark-Anthony Turnage as well as working alongside composers Sofia Gubaidulina, Simon Holt, Colin Matthews and Huw Watkins.
Simon Crawford-Phillips is a founding member of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio; most recently they have released two discs of Fauré chamber music for Naxos as well as performing throughout Europe. In 2016/17 they tour Sweden and England culminating in a live BBC broadcast from Wigmore Hall. In 2014 his piano duo together with Philip Moore, also a long-standing partnership, premiered Steve Reich’s Quartet for two pianos and two vibraphones at the Southbank, Carnegie Hall NY (listed as one of “The Ten Best Classical Performances of 2014″ by New York Magazine), Kölner Philharmonie and Cité de la Musique Paris. Performances in 2015 included the Edinburgh International Festival, for which they received glowing five-star reviews.
Simon also co-founded the ’Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble’, a group that aims to redefine the concert experience and is made up of some of Europe’s most exciting chamber musicians. The ensemble has its own series at Musikaliska in Stockholm and has recently been the focus of a TV documentary for SVT.
In addition to radio and television broadcasts in Europe, Australia and Japan he has also recorded for the BIS, Channel Classics, Deux-Elles, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi, LSO Live, Naxos and Signum CD labels. Further recordings are planned for Hyperion and Channel Classics.
As well as performing Simon is heavily involved in curating concerts and designing programmes. He is the artistic director of the Change Music Festival in Norra Halland in Sweden and the co-artistic director of the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival. He has also presented concerts for Sweden's classical music radio station P2.
In June 2010, Simon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. Previously he has held teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and currently teaches at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama. Recent guest teaching has included the Schymberg masterclasses in Sweden together with Anne Sofie von Otter and chamber music at Indiana University in Bloomington and University of Colorado in Bloomington.
Simon's formative teachers have been John Lavender, Hamish Milne, Ferenc Rados, David Takeno and Mark Stringer.
For further information visit Simon Crawford-Phillips' website
Philip Moore was born in 1976 and is originally from the Vale of Evesham. He studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne, during which time he won many prizes. Upon leaving he was awarded the Meaker Fellowship, and was appointed an Associate of the RAM in 2003. In 2004 he became a Steinway Artist.
He has performed in the United States, Canada, Korea, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Tunisia, and at all of the major UK venues. He has recorded for radio and television throughout Europe and appeared as a concerto artist with, among others, the Hallé, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He is the pianist of the Hebrides Ensemble, a member of the Colin Currie Group and the Olivier Ensemble, and has worked with many international artists, giving duo and chamber music performances and broadcasts with ECO Ensemble, LSO, Conchord and Britten Sinfonia. In 2006 he and fellow-pianist Andrew West began a two-year collaboration with Michael Clark Dance Company, playing Stravinsky’s two-piano version of Rite of Spring at the Barbican Theatre and worldwide on tour. He has recorded for Linn, Nonesuch, Naxos, LSO Live, Signum and Deux-Elles.
Philip’s piano duo with Simon Crawford-Phillips has won international prizes and awards, including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2004. They have given world premieres of Detlev Glanert’s Two Piano Concerto; Anna Meredith’s Two Piano Concerto (at the 2009 BBC Proms); and, more recently, Steve Reich’s Quartet for two pianos and two vibraphones, with Colin Currie and Sam Walton, at the Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall NY (listed as one of “The Ten Best Classical Performances of 2014″ by New York Magazine), Kölner Philharmonie, Cité de la musique Paris, and other leading venues.
Philip lives in North London with his wife and two sons.
For further information visit Philip Moore's websiteBack to List