Welcome to Trunch Concerts - Music in a historic Norfolk Church
Concerts 2014 in St Botolph's Church, Trunch, North Walsham nr. Norwich, NR28 0PS
High Quality Concerts for many different Tastes
Saturday 2nd August: Kenneth O’Neill (piano)
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SATURDAY, 2nd AUGUST at 7.30 pm
KENNETH O’NEILL (Piano)
Kenneth, a highly gifted young pianist from Coltishall, has enjoyed great success in major European piano competitions and has broadcast in Australia. His programme includes:
Schubert: Wanderer Fantasie
Liszt: 2nd Ballade S171
Kenneth O’Neill's career to date has taken him to London, Mumbai, Vienna, Athens, where he was semi-finalist in the 1st C.V Alkan-P.J.G Zimmerman International Piano Competition and Rome, where he received 3rd Prize in the XXIII "Roma" International Piano Competition. He has also featured on Australia 's ABC Radio network. A graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, he is currently pursuing Masters studies under the tutelage of Douglas Finch.
Kenneth has had master classes with Leslie Howard and Idil Biret and has been invited to perform as soloist with the Foyle Future First musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bombay Chamber Orchestra and several of Trinity Laban's orchestras, with conductors Patrick Bailey, Ksenia Zharko, Gregory Rose, Andrew Sherwood and Jonathan Tillbrook. Repertoire performed as soloist includes Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor K491. Venues performed in include London 's Southbank Centre, National Centre of Performing Arts Mumbai and the Ehrbar Saal.
Kenneth has a particular interest in the lesser known works of 19th century piano literature. Most notably in the compositions of French composer-pianist Charles-Valentin Alkan. Future engagements will be celebrating the works of this reclusive virtuoso.
Your support for the concerts and events helps to keep St Botolph's standing. One of Norfolk's finest churches, it is a uniquely beautiful building both for worship and music-making. In 2005 the tower was secured from splitting. In 2010 the chancel roof was repaired. The historic 1808 Wm Gray organ was restored in 2011.This winter cloakroom facilities were installed. All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to St Botolph’s Church restoration projects. The Church and community would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have raised over £20,000 towards these projects. Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for publicity.
Performers reserve the right to change their programmes from those indicated in the brochure or website. The organising team will take reasonable steps to give notice if any concert has to be postponed or cancelled. Please check this website for up to date information closer to the dates of the concert.