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ROY HOWAT

THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 CHOPIN - Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op. 48 no. 2 FAURÉ - Barcarolle no.5 in F sharp minor, Op.66 CHOPIN - Préludes in C and B flat, Op. 28 DEBUSSY - 'Danseuses de Delphes' from Préludes, Book 1 CHOPIN - 3 Valses, Op. 64 CHOPIN - Étude in A flat, Op.25 No.1 RAVEL - 'Ondine' from Gaspard de la nuit Interval CHOPIN - Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 CHOPIN - Nouvelles Etudes in A flat & D flat CHABRIER - ‘Idylle' and 'Mélancolie' from Pièces pittoresques CHOPIN - Barcarolle, Op. 60 This year marks the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, providing the focus for this concert by pianist and scholar Roy Howat. Roy was one of the co-founding editors of the New Complete Debussy edition and has produced acclaimed critical editions of piano and chamber music by Fauré and Chabrier. He is the author of two groundbreaking books, Debussy in Proportion (CUP) and The Art of French piano music (Yale UP, 2009). The latter was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ citation from International Record Review and named ‘Book of the Year 2009’ from International Piano. Roy holds the post of Keyboard Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with orchestras from Scotland to Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. His CD recordings include Debussy’s complete solo piano works, Chabrier piano music and a two-CD album of Fauré piano music for ABC Classics. “…In short, imagination and elegance characterise the playing…” International Piano Quarterly. Concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm