• Charity Lunchtime Concert: Alex Winkcup (piano)

  • Fri, 14-06-2019 at 12:30
  • Forsyth Music Shop
    126 Deansgate
    M3 2GR Manchester
Charity Lunchtime Concert: Alex Winkcup (piano) - Forsyth Music Shop - Manchester

Charity Lunchtime Concert: Alex Winkcup plays Chick Corea, Nikolai Kapustin, and Earl Wild's Gershwin arrangementsAt Forsyth Music Shop: Friday 14 June, 12.30pm – 1.30pmBook your seats: events@forsyths.co.uk or 0161 834 3281, ext. 204* * PROGRAMMEChick Corea, Children's Songs: a selectionNikolai Kapustin, Piano Sonata No. 2Earl Wild, 7 Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs: Liza; Somebody Loves Me; The Man I Love; Embraceable You; Lady Be Good; I Got Rhythm; Fascinatin' RhythmRetiring collection for AKT, the Albert Kennedy Trust, for LGBTQ+ people who are at risk of homelessnessAlex is also performing this programme at Didsbury Arts Festival on Saturday 29 June at 3.30pm * *Alex studied Music at Manchester University, and RNCM where he studied piano performance with John Gough. Since graduating from the RNCM Masters programme 10 years ago, Alex has based himself in South Manchester, and currently works as a piano teacher, accompanist, and performer. Recently he has developed a taste for jazz, and this programme explores music at the crossover of jazz and classical idioms. This music is joyful, exuberant, and is guaranteed to leave you with a spring in your step and a smile on your face!Nikolai Kapustin is a Russian composer and pianist, born 1937. Graduating from the Moscow conservatoire he shares a lineage with composers such as Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Horowitz. He is described as 'a classical composer who happens to work in a jazz idiom'. His music is full of delight, humour, and virtuosity!Earl Wild, born 1915, was a pianist in the grand Romantic tradition, with a teaching lineage that can be traced back to Busoni and Liszt. He was an arranger and composer, and influences of Debussy, Ravel and Rachmaninov can be heard in these works.