Ten New Debussys
September’s Late Music concert in York is a commemoration of the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy: ten premiers, each starting with one minute of a Debussy piano solo before journeying off into the composer’s own sound-world. The composers (five female and five male) are Chai Jia, Robin Holloway, David Lancaster, Nicola LeFanu, Michael Parkin, David Power, Ailis ni Riain, Thomas Simaku and Errollyn Wallen. The concert will be framed by music by Debussy himself and it will be introduced by a pre-concert talk given by Robin Holloway.
Pianist James Willshire performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician. He appears regularly at the major UK concert halls, including the Bridgewater Hall, Barbican, Glasgow City Halls, and Royal Festival Hall, and has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. James’s recordings of contemporary British piano music have been reviewed extensively, receiving universal acclaim.