William Howard, who plays for Music Nairn on Saturday 29th October, is one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries. He performs solo recitals, concertos, makes guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists, and regularly tours with the Schubert Ensemble of London, Britain’s leading group for piano and
His solo career has taken him to many of Britain’s most important festivals, having performed many times in the Wigmore Hall and South Bank in London, and he broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3.
He recently launched his ‘Love Songs’ project, with release of a CD and a composing competition. In association with this theme, his recital programme for Saturday is unashamedly lyrical, with Liszt piano transcriptions of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Schubert songs bookended by a Mendelssohn Capriccio, and Chopin’s well loved Sonata 3 in B minor.
Winning pieces by David Matthews and Cheryl Hoad from the competition complete an unusual and most appealing programme.
The concert starts at 7.30pm with tickets on sale from Nairn Community and Arts Centre in advance or on the night.