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Wild About Transcription... (.flac) - WHR033FLACFP
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Recorded in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London, UK, 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.

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Fritz Kreisler, arr. N. Vaneyev:  Praeludium & Allegro
Ferruccio Busoni:  Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude, BV213a
Maurice Ravel:  Sonatine
Samuel Barber:  Sonata for Piano
Earl Wild:  Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Recorded:  31st October & 1st November 2013, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London, UK
Recording Producers:  John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer  
Recording Engineers:  Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Release Date:  June 2014
Total duration: 67:27

Cover artwork: Philip Gray & Robin Clark

Cover artwork: Willowhayne Records

Dominic JohnDominic's artistry 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 the UK include the Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, Croydon 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, Grieg, Lizst No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman, and performances of Tchaikovsky's First Concerto and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the Osaka Philharmonic.

In 2012 he participated in a fascinating JANET Arts Event at the Royal College of Music using LOLA technology, to accompany a live instrumentalist in Edinburgh whilst being in the London studio. He recently founded a lunchtime concert series in London, 'Munster Square Music Live' and released his first album Variations With Sound.

Dominic is on the faculty of the Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music.

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