Saturday, 23 June 2018
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Lower Machen
Midday – Festival Lunchtime Concert
JÂMS COLEMAN – piano
YOUNG WELSH ARTIST PLATFORM
Beethoven – 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80 – 11′
Beethoven – 12 Variations in A major on a Russian Dance from Wranitzky’s ‘Das Waldmächen’, WoO 71 – 12′
Joseph Davies – Campanological Study – 5′
Joseph Davies – ‘As kingfishers catch fire’ – 15′ (World premiere: Inaugural Lower Machen Festival Peter Reynolds Legacy Commission)
Chopin – 24 Preludes, Op.28 – 35′
This special concert marks a double initiative for the Lower Machen Festival – the launch of our Young Welsh Artist Platform and our first Peter Reynolds Legacy Commission. The young pianist Jâms Coleman from Anglesey is already making waves as a brilliant soloist and sensitive accompanist. Having studied at Girton College Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music his career is taking wing as his rare musicianship impresses audiences of all kinds.
Peter Reynolds was a bold and innovative Artistic Director here at LMF and in his memory we establish the Legacy Commission for Welsh Composers made possible by his generous bequest to us. Appropriately, Cardiff-born composer Joseph Davies now teaches – as did Peter – at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Studying at New College Oxford and the RAM, Joe is rapidly establishing his place as one of Wales’s most exciting musical voices.
£6 for under 25s