Events in Ripon
Rachmaninov Festival – St Cecilia’s Orchestra
08/10/2022 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| £10 – £30
All four piano concertos and Paganini Rhapsody over 2 concerts.
Internationally renowned concert pianist Peter Donohoe
Conductors: Xenophon Kelsey MBE and Gary Matthewman
Tickets now on sale. 10% discount when booking for both concerts: St Cecilia’s
FREE entry to a pre-concert talk given by Peter with your evening ticket: 6.15 pm in the Cathedral. An informative (and amusing!) introduction to the evening’s repertoire.
Peter Donohoe was born in Manchester in 1953. He studied at Chetham’s School of Music for seven years, graduated in music at Leeds University, and went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Derek Wyndham and then in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod.
He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
Well-known to UK audiences as a song-pianist, Gary is now fast gaining recognition as an emerging conducting talent and his recent debut as an opera conductor – Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux for Chelsea Opera Group – was lavishly praised by the critics in a series of 5 star reviews.
Peter Donohoe will play a grand piano from Steingraeber & Sohne, Bayreuth, Germany.