Epta Bedford and The Womack-Banning Piano Academy hosted by Bedford School are delighted to present this Recital and Masterclass byInternational Concert Pianist Dr Leslie Howard
At 4-6pm observe 4 talented young pianists receive a Masterclass led by Dr Leslie Howard
6pm Interval At 7pm Dr Leslie Howard will give a Piano Recital of the following programme:
Beethoven 'Eroica' Variations, opus 35; Grieg suite 'From Holberg's Time' opus 40; Liszt Variations on a motif by J S Bach 'Weiner, Klagen', S180; Liszt Fantasy on themes from Mozart's 'Figaro' and 'Don Giovanni',S607
Dr Leslie Howard
Leslie Howard has appeared internationally with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, English Northern Philharmonia, RTE National Symphony of Dublin, Hanover Band, Utah Symphony, Utah Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony, Mexico Philharmonic, Orchestra della Scala, RAI Toscana, San Remo Symphony, Orchestre de Cannes, Budapest Phiharmonic, Budapest Symphony, the orchestras of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmania in Australia, and the orchestras of Pretoria, Cape Town and Zimbabwe in Africa. He has been soloist with such renowned conductors as Claudio Abbado, Adam Fischer, Roy Goodman, James Judd, Joseph Silverstein, Barry Tuckwell, Sir Charles Groves, Vernon Handley, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Elyakum Shapirra, Jansug Kakhidze, Arthur Fiedler, Fritz Rieger, Alexander Lazarev, Hiroyuki Iwaki, and Sir Charles Mackerras.
Dr. Howard’s discography includes many important world premiere recordings, such as the four piano sonatas of Anton Rubinstein, the 2nd and 3rd piano sonatas of Tchaikovsky, a 2-disc survey of Glazunov’s piano music, and a 3-disc collection of Percy Grainger’s piano works. Also notable is the highly acclaimed disc entitled “Rare Piano Encores”, a Stravinsky disc with Abbado and the London Symphony, a disc of Scandinavian piano sonatas (Sibelius, Gade, Palmgren & Grieg), and the Granados Goyescas. Most prominent amongst his 97-CD Liszt survey is the first complete recording of all 17 works for piano and orchestra, including Dr. Howard’s reconstructions