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Thibault Blanchard (cello), Kyle Nash-Baker (piano) play Beethoven and Britten

Friday October 25, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for cello and piano No 3 in A major Op 69 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Sonata for cello and piano in C Op 65 - Benjamin Britten

Thibault Blanchard is a French cellist currently based in London. As well as playing standard cello repertoire, he is working on mixing classical music and experimental-contemporary music through world premiered performances and composition.He is currently taking the undergraduate degrees at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music with internationally renowned cellist David Cohen.

Kyle Nash-Baker (b.1994) is a pianist/composer from Birmingham, based in London. He first started to teach himself to play piano aged 12 and began to write compositions after the colours he saw whilst playing them - a condition known as Synaesthesia. At the age of 15 Kyle’s composition ‘Red’ reached number 1 in the classical Itunes download charts and held this position for over 3 weeks. After hearing his music he was invited to write for people and play all over the country, including Vivienne Westwood who asked him to write a suite of works to perform at her Fashion show at Paris fashion week. Since turning 17 Kyle decided to focus on the classical repertoire and during 2013 toured Budapest, Switzerland and was featured in the Cartagena festival in Colombia with the violinist Geza Hosszu-Legocky and his string ensemble sharing concerts with Sergei Babayan and the Borodin Quartet. Being self-taught until receiving a place at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance, he now studies with Gabriele Baldocci and Mikhail Kazakevich. Taking a great interest in a wide range of repertoire, particularly in the works Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt. He has since taken part in masterclasses with Martino Tirimo, Philip Fowke, Pascal Roge and Olivier Gardon. Also an active chamber musician taking a keen interest in accompanying lieder, he won the Lillian Ash duo competition with his duo partner Michael lafferty in 2015. Recent performances including a string of 5 concerts around the Kent/Surrey area and participation in the Trinity Debussy series.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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