Former Springboard Concerto winner Michael Leach recently graduated from a masters course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He read music at Girton College, Cambridge and graduated in 2012 where he was a music scholar and studied piano with Lucy Parham. Michael attended Junior Guildhall from the age of 13-18 and in his final year, was awarded the Keyboard prize and 2nd place in the Lutine prize. Recent competition successes include the Alkan prize, Cambridge, 1st place at the Springboard Concerto Competition and 2nd place at the Oxford Music Festival Piano Recital Class. Michael has performed as a soloist with several orchestras including Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Brighton Youth Orchestra. Michael has given recitals at the Brighton Dome, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Wales Millennium Centre.
The opening half of the recital features works by Haydn, Ligeti and Brahms. After the interval Michael will concentrate on the complete Book 1 of On An Overgrown Path, by Janáček, which the composer said “contains distant reminiscences. Those reminiscences are so dear to me that I do not think they will ever vanish.” The recital concludes with Ravel’s sparkling Jeux d’Eau. See full programme here.
Friday 27 January 2017. 7.30pm
St. Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, BN2 9ZB
Tickets £7 / £5 concessions / £3 under 12s available on the door. Wine and refreshments served. Disabled access.