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William Howard

This concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm Mendelssohn - 2 Songs Without Words (E flat Op.30 No.1 & G minor Op.102 No.4) Mendelssohn - Rondo Capriccioso in E major Op.14 Schubert - Wanderer-Fantasie in C major D760 David Matthews - Four Portraits (2012) Chopin - Barcolle in F Sharp major Op.60 Chopin - Nocturne in A flat Op.32 No.2 Chopin - Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23 William Howard's career has taken him to over 40 countries performing in solo recitals, concertos and chamber ensembles; he frequently tours with the Schubert Ensemble which played at Lakeside last year. A regular at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3, he is also a favourite performer and teacher at Dartington Summer School. William is passionate about 19th century repertoire, especially Schubert and Chopin, both included tonight. He is a lso a regular commissioner of new work, and many contemporary composers have written for him including University of Nottingham alumnus David Matthews whom William commissioned to write Four Portraits as a celebration of the composer's 70th birthday in 2013. "A pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility" - The Independent