David Owen Norris at The Lights

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Oct 24 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

David Owen Norris at The Lights

David Owen Norris won prizes in international piano competitions in Leeds, Geneva & Sydney. Since his appointment to the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award he has performed all across the world, with appearances in the BBC Proms, concert tours of Europe, Australia and North America, including performances at Sydney Opera House, the Kennedy Centre, Lincoln Centre, Ravinia Festival Chicago, the South Bank Centre etc. and a discography of 60 commercial CDs including his own Piano Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and his oratorio Prayerbook. His other compositions include a Symphony, the oratorio Turning Points, and the multi-media tribute to the passing seasons, HengeMusic. He recently gave the premiere of his Piano Sonata.

His Chord of the Week programmes on BBC2 television were a popular feature of the Proms for six years. His Perfect Pianists has been shown on BBC4 fourteen times so far. He has contributed to programmes on Parry, Vaughan Williams, Tippett, Mendelssohn & Elgar. His first TV presentation, The Real Thing? on BBC2 in 1990, was hailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the most literate and probing programme on music for many years’, and his most recent Chord of the Week was reviewed by the Observer as ‘the most consistently intelligent three minutes you’ll watch on this or any other television this year’. The Beethoven 9 app for which he wrote the book and the analyses won the Best Music App Award.

His many radio presentations have included the Playlist series on Radio 4, and In Tune and The Works on Radio 3, where he recently made his 34th appearance on Building a Library. Recordings recently released include Mozart on fortepiano for Hyperion, featured in the New York Times, the complete Chamber Music of Grace Williams, which was a Guardian CD of the Week, and the complete songs of Sir Arthur Sullivan on Chandos.

David Owen Norris Programme:


Parry First Sonata
Dring Fantasy-Sonata
Elgar Concert Allegro
Norris Piano Sonata

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David Owen Norris at The Lights
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