Sunday 4 August 2019 2.00pm
The Plaza, Kensington St, Putaruru
Door Sales Only
Beethoven – Sonata no 8 in C minor op 13 (Pathetique)
Ravel – Une Barque sur l'Ocean (from 'Miroirs')
Chopin – Scherzo no 2 in B flat minor
Schumann – Fantasy in C op 17
Balakirev – Islamey
Antony Peebles was educated at Westminster School and - with an exhibition in music - at Trinity College Cambridge. After gaining his MusB there he studied piano with Peter Katin, receiving scholarships from various sources. He has also studied with Yvonne Lefebure (on a French Government scholarship) and Jeremy Siepmann.
In 1971 he won the BBC Piano Competition with a unanimous vote from the jury. Vlado Perlemuter, serving on the jury, announced that he had never heard Gaspard de la nuit played better. In the following year Mr Peebles won the Debussy Competition in France.
Since then he has maintained a very busy performing career. The main feature of this has been the remarkable amount of overseas touring it has entailed: Mr Peebles has now performed in, astonishingly, 131 different countries. The most recent additions to the list were Rwanda, Armenia and Libya in 2006.
At home in the UK he has played as concerto soloist with the following orchestras: London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Halle, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Welsh Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, etc..He broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and plays for music clubs up and down the country.
He has recorded 6 CDs for Meridian Records. These involve a CD of Ravel piano music, a CD of Liszt operatic fantasias, etc., and 4 CDs of songs transcribed for solo piano by Liszt, viz all 55 of the Schubert songs, all 12 of the Schumann songs and all 9 of the Mendelssohn songs that Liszt transcribed. The first of these Schubert CDs was voted 3rd Best Recording of the Month by 'Classic CD' Magazine.