Philip Smith Masterclass
Saturday 6th October 2018, 1.00 PM START to 4.00pm.Venue: 1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street, Waterloo SE1 8UE (nearest tube/station Waterloo)
Participation in concerts and masterclasses is open to London Piano Circle members. Non-members are welcome to attend as audience members (tickets £10). Tickets can be obtained by payment as detailed via
Philip Smith is one of Britain’s most versatile pianists. He gives solo, chamber and concerto performances, and for 30 years he has performed regularly with Dame Evelyn Glennie. After their 1989 BBC Proms recital début they appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the Hollywood Bowl. They have played in the presence of royalty and heads of state in several countries and their critically acclaimed New York recital début took place at the Lincoln Center in 1998. They appeared again at the BBC Proms in 2015, and a short film about their collaboration was shown on BBC2 as part of ‘Proms Extra’.
As a soloist Philip has performed all of the 50 plus concertos in his repertoire and has played live and broadcast on 5 continents. In the UK he has appeared with the Hallé, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, London Philharmonic and English Chamber Orchestras. He has performed the cycle of Beethoven concertos 5 times, and he also enjoyed playing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Recordings include Liszt’s complete “Soirées de Vienne” for solo piano, several CDs with Dame Evelyn Glennie, and other chamber music. Philip appears at international Summer schools and festivals and he teaches in London. He enjoys duos with his pianist partner Noriko Ogawa in Japan and the UK, and they share a home with their cat, Sox. Philip’s website is at www.philipsmith.org.uk.
♪ Christmas Concert
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 6.30start-9.pmVenue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8 4RTIf you would like to play at this event please let me know by 25th November stating both your repertoire choice and play time, new members most welcome (20 players max 6mins).
Please bring along contributions, drink of your choice and finger food for the post-concert get-together LPC will provide some of both.
♪ Evening Concert
9th February 2019, 6.30 start-9pmVenue: Schott Music, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB
Please email your host Stefan Byron with your repertoire choice by 20th January 2019. Max 10 mins play 12 players. (Please bring along contributions, drink of your choice and finger food for the post-concert get-together.)