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Ashley Wass

Jan 7th 2017 @ Academy Theatre

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
7:30 PM
Academy Theatre
Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Described by Gramophone magazine as possessing the enviable gift to turn almost anything he plays into pure gold, Ashley Wass is a former BBC New Generation Artist and the only British pianist to have won first prize at the London International Piano Competition. He started playing the piano at the age of 5 and studied at Chethams Music School and the Royal Academy of Music. He has given recitals in most of the UK's major venues and made his BBC Proms debut in 2008. He has made more than 20 recordings, and is currently Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London.

The programme comprises music with titles linked to William Shakespeare, marking the 400th anniversary of his death in 1616.

Beethoven Sonata in D minor Op31/2 Tempest
Smetana Macbeth and the Witches
Liszt Paraphrase on Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night' Dream
Prokofiev 10 pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op10