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William Howard Piano

Thursday 10 May 7.30pm
1 hour 40 minutes including interval
Djanogly Recital Hall
£18 (£17 concessions, £10 students)

Janáček In the Mists
Schumann Humoreske Op.20
Selections from Sixteen Love Songs:
David Matthews A Love Song
Elena Kats-Chernin Roses in a Box
Judith Weir Fragile
Chia-Ying Lin Chanson Perpétuelle
Howard Skempton Solitary Highland Song
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor Op.31
Chopin Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52

William Howard is one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 countries. A lover of romantic piano repertoire, he has also collaborated with composers and commissioned new works throughout his professional career. His Love Song Project explores the theme of love in romantic and contemporary piano music and began with the release of William's album of romantic songs without words in 2016. This inspired the launch of a competition in collaboration with composer Judith Weir, in which entrants wrote contemporary response to the love song genre. The competition attracted over 500 entries from 61 countries. The project continued with a commissioning programme in which William invited leading composers from the UK and abroad to write love songs for solo piano. This concert includes some of the contributions including that by University of Nottingham alumnus David Matthews.