William Howard Piano Recital


August 7, 2021

Concert starts

7:30 pm


Wellhayes Vineyard

We are delighted that the distinguished pianist William Howard has agreed at short notice to perform at Wellhayes in place of Reinis Zarins, who is unable to travel from Latvia because of the current travel restrictions. We hope that Reinis will be able to join us for a future concert. In the meantime, we are very fortunate that William will be able to join us. He will perform the following programme:

Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso Op.16
Schubert Sonata in B flat D 960
Chopin Ballade No.3 in A flat
Schumann 12 Symphonic Etudes Op.13

WILLIAM HOWARD is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries. His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists. In 1983 he founded the Schubert Ensemble, with which he performed for the full 35 years of the Ensemble’s existence (it gave its final concert in June 2018). Winner of the 1998 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble, the Schubert Ensemble earned a worldwide reputation as one of the finest piano and string ensembles, as well as setting up several ground-breaking educational projects and commissioning 50 concert works.

His solo career has taken him to many of Britain’s most important festivals, including Bath, Brighton and Cheltenham, and he has been artist in residence at several others. He has performed many times in the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank in London and has broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3. For many years he has been invited to perform and teach at the Dartington International Summer School.

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