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Fazioli Concert Series: Philip Fowke Playing Chopin


Sat 12 Nov 2016, 8:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $50.00
  • Members: $40.00
  • Students: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Auckland Museum

Philip Fowke, one of Britain’s most outstanding pianists, is known for his many BBC Promenade Concert appearances, broadcasts, recordings. He has performed in major concert halls worldwide with leading conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Simon Rattle and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. An acclaimed teacher and adjudicator for international competitions, Philip Fowke is currently Emeritus Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

Philip Fowke has made recordings for EMI, Lyrita, Unicorn, CRD, Chandos and Naxos. These include the concertos of Addinsell, Bliss, Delius, Hoddinnott, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Tchaikowsky. He has also made solo records including the Complete Chopin Waltzes, the Chopin Sonatas, and an album of Piano Transcriptions. He has recently made a CD with The Prince Concert for Linn Records in which he and Stephen Hough both partner Alisdair Hogarth on the piano.

This recording has received outstanding acclaim, and was nominated CD of the month by Gramophone Magazine. He has also recently recorded the Piano Sonata no 3 and Tango by Antony Hopkins CBE in celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday which has also received exceptional reviews.

In 2013 Philip Fowke performed with The Prince Consort in the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room. In addition, he appeared at the Cheltenham Festival, and at the Concertgebouw Hall Amsterdam in a concert broadcast live on Netherlands Radio. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no 2 and the Paganini Rhapsody with the RPO conducted by Yuri Temirkanov on EMI was recently re-released.

Highlights in 2014 included a recital and classes at the 16th Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy and also being invited to join the team of tutors at the Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists. He performed in Tokyo at the Musashino Hall in February 2015 and in March performed Mozart K414 and Addinsell Warsaw Concerto at the Chichester Festival Theatre with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Chopin: 4 Mazurkas Opus 23
- G# minor
- D major,
- C major
- B minor
- Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23
- Ballade No. 3 in Ab Op. 47

- Interval

A selection, “The Art of Encore”.
This part of the programme is of music associated with some of the great pianists of the past. Music by Dohnanyi, Grieg, Moszkowski, Paderewski.

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