Dominic John (piano)
Recorded in Rosslyn Chapel, Hampstead, London, this album features a dazzling display of virtuosity through a broad selection of repertoire, including the rarely recorded transcription by N. Vaneyev of Fritz Kreisler’s Praeludium & Allegro to Earl Wild’s mighty Fantasy on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Fritz Kreisler, transcr. N. Vaneyev: Praeludium & Allegro
Ferruccio Busoni: Nine Variations on a Chopin Preluded, BV213a
Maurice Ravel: Sonatine
II. Mouvement de Menuet
Samuel Barber: Sonata for Piano
I. Allegro energico
II. Allegro vivace e leggero
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito
Earl Wild: Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
II. Jasbo Brown Blues
IV. Oh, I Can't Sit Down
V. My Man's Gone Now
VI. I Got Plenty O'Nuttin'
VII. Buzzard Song
VIII. It Ain't Necessarily So
IX. Bess, You Is My Woman
X. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
XI. I'm On My Way
Recorded in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, UK on 31st October & 1st November 2013
Original Artwork: Philip Gray
Design: Robin Clark
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Recording Production: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Total Time: 77:25
Release Date: May 2014
Dominic’s pianism has won him several prizes, including First Prize in the 22nd Brant International Piano Competition, British Music Society Awards, RCM Chappell Gold Medal, a Director’s Golden Jubilee Award at the RCM, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition as well as a laureate of the Corpus Christi, USA International Competition for Piano and Strings. Performances in this country include the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and the Barbican Hall. Overseas he has played in France, Holland, Poland, America, Korea and Japan.
He studied at Chethams School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music where he held the RCM Society Junior Fellowship from 2004-2006. A versatile musician, Dominic is in demand as a soloist, member of various chamber ensembles and accompanist to a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists.
Concerto performances include Beethoven Emperor, Brahms No.2, Grieg, Liszt No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman, performances of Tchaikovsky First Concerto and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dominic is an Honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He is on the faculty of Goldsmiths University, the Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music and also runs his own concert series, “Notting Hill Concerts”.
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