Dominic John (piano)
In his second album for Willowhayne Records, virtuoso pianist Dominic John presents 24+1, a truly ground breaking recording based on the "circle of fifths." From the power of Eduard Abramyan's Prelude in F sharp minor to the poetry of John Ireland's The Holy Boy, 25 composers extending across 2 centuries of music are represented in this unique musical journey that is sure to delight the listener.
Harald Genzmer: Prelude in C major (10 Preludes: II. Allegro)
Louis Vierne: Prelude in C minor (No.1: Prologue from Twelve Preludes)
Gabriel Fauré: Prelude in D flat major (No.1 from 9 Preludes, Op.103)
Richard Cumming: Prelude in C sharp minor (No.4 from 24 Preludes)
Yevgeny Svetlanov: Prelude in D major (No.5 from Twelve Preludes)
Felix Blumenfeld: Prelude in D minor (No.24 from 24 Preludes, Op.17)
Nikolai Kapustin: Prelude in E flat major (No.19 from 24 Preludes, Op.53
Lera Auerbach: Prelude in E flat minor (No.14 from 24 Preludes - 1998)
Olivier Messiaen: Prelude in E major: 'La Colombe' (The Dove) (No.1 from 8 Preludes)
Reinhold Glière: Prelude in E minor (No.10 from 25 Preludes, Op.30)
John Ireland: Prelude in F major, 'The Holy Boy' (No.3 from 4 Preludes)
Hans Gál: Prelude in F minor (No.16 from 24 Preludes, Op.83)
Charles Villiers Stanford: Prelude in G flat major (No.37, Op.179 Sixth Series)
Eduard Abramyan: Prelude in F sharp minor (No.9 from 24 Preludes)
Boris Goltz: Prelude in G major (No.3 from 24 Preludes, Op.2)
Pierre Max Dubois: Prelude in G minor (No.4 of 10 Preludes)
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Prelude in A flat major (No.15 Book 2 - 25 Preludes)
York Bowen: Prelude in G sharp minor (No.18 from 24 Preludes in All Major and Minor Keys, Op.102)
Ferruccio Busoni: Prelude in A major (No.7 from 24 Preludes)
Karol Szymanowski: Prelude in A minor (No.6 from 9 Preludes, Op.1)
Lennox Berkeley: Prelude in B flat major (No.5 from 6 Preludes, Op.23)
Sergei Bortkiewicz: Prelude in B flat minor 'Patetico' (No.10 from 10 Preludes, Op.33)
Dmitri Kabalevsky: Prelude in B major (No.11 from 24 Preludes, Op.38)
César Cui: Prelude in B minor (No.4 from 25 Preludes, Op.64)
André Previn: Prelude in C major (No.5 from 'The Invisible Jazz Drummer', 5 Preludes for Piano)
Recorded in Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, Uk on 11th & 12th April 2016
Original Artwork & Notes: Andres Morris
Design: Robin Clark
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Recording Production: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Total Time: 56:07
Release Date: May 2017
Dominic’s pianism 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 this country include the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall 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, Brahms No.2, Grieg, Liszt No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman, performances of Tchaikovsky First Concerto and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dominic is an Honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He is on the faculty of Goldsmiths University, the Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music and also runs his own concert series, “Notting Hill Concerts”.
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