January is always a cold and dark month, but we made sure to brighten it with music! Keep reading for a summary of what we got up to in January
We had our first two concerts of the year
We were delighted to kickstart our 2024 concert series by welcoming back professional concert pianist Duncan Honeybourne to share the music of a little known English composer Jessy Reason whose works he will be releasing on a new recording in early 2024.
Our second concert featured 19th and 20th-century piano music from students of Kathryn Stott. We were excited to host Alex Lin, Lola Flexen, Justine Gormley, Anna Demianchuk, and Juanjo Blazquez who bought to life a selection of 19th and 20th century pieces
See our upcoming concerts, as well as program details for past concerts here
One particular guitar got its 15 minutes of fame on our Facebook page when asked what shapes people could see in the Ziricote HPL Pattern on its back. We can't really decide whether we see a Bat, an angry Owl or a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in amongst the swirling figuring!
See the post and everyone's answers here
We often supply pianos for concerts, ballets and shows as well as filming for TV and films. In January we collaborated with the Royal Exchange Theatre for their production of Brief Encounter.
This musical production has music at its heart with the musicians centre stage. The set builders cleverly dressed a Schimmel studio upright to fit the 1930s staging (a few salvaged bits of piano from our workshops came in handy there!) and from our historic keyboard collection our Dulcitone adds a whole different dimension to the music. This production used all Noel Coward songs and was a real triumph.
Follow along with our social media channels to find out what we get up to in February!