Thursday 18th January
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Janacek Intimate Sketches
Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Schumann Waldszenen, Op. 82
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel La valse
Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in
demand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire. He has been
described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald), “mercurially brilliant” (The
Strad), and as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions” (BBC Music).
Since his London concerto debut at the age of 13, Tom has appeared in a wide-ranging concerto
repertoire of over 40 major works. Equally at home directing Mozart and Beethoven from the piano
as in the high-octane virtuosity of Rachmaninov or Ligeti, Tom has appeared as soloist with the
Aurora Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Birmingham Contemporary Music
Group, China National Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, European Union Chamber
Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Petersburg State Capella
Philharmonic, collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nicholas Collon, James
Loughran, En Shao, Robin Ticciati and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Two major new concertos have recently been written for Tom: David Knotts’ Laments and Lullabies,
commissioned by the Presteigne Festival and premiered there in 2015; and Martin Suckling’s Piano
Concerto, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which receives its premiere in
October 2016 with Robin Ticciati conducting. Other forthcoming highlights include debuts with the
Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall.