Thursday 18th January7:30pmAnnan AcademyAdults �15, Under 26s �0JanacekIntimate SketchesChopinBallade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47IntervalSchumannWaldszenen, Op. 82RavelPavane pour une infante dfunteRavelLa valseTom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally indemand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire. He has beendescribed as a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style (The Herald), mercurially brilliant (TheStrad), 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 concertorepertoire of over 40 major works. Equally at home directing Mozart and Beethoven from the pianoas in the high-octane virtuosity of Rachmaninov or Ligeti, Tom has appeared as soloist with theAurora Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Birmingham Contemporary MusicGroup, China National Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, European Union ChamberOrchestra, Hall, Royal Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Petersburg State CapellaPhilharmonic, collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nicholas Collon, JamesLoughran, 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 Sucklings PianoConcerto, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which receives its premiere inOctober 2016 with Robin Ticciati conducting. Other forthcoming highlights include debuts with theUlster Orchestra in Belfast and with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall.