24th May: Lunchtime piano concert – Jill Crossland

fb_event_buttonPianist Jill Crossland returns to St John’s for her first recital here since early 2014. Jill is known for her interpretation of music by composers such as J S Bach, Mozart and Scarlatti, and also Chopin, and in this concert she will be playing works by Bach and Chopin, though we don’t yet have full details of her programme.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade cakes,scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

About Jill Crossland

Jill Crossland pursues an active concert and recording career. Jill plays regularly on the South Bank and at the Wigmore Hall in London, and her recent appearances have also included Cadogan, Bridgewater and Fairfield Halls, St George’s Bristol, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Sage Gateshead. Jill’s recordings include the Bach Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics and works by Handel, Scarlatti, Mozart and Beethoven. Jill has featured in the Classic FM Hall of Fame and her release of the complete Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier has received high praise, described by the Penguin Guide as ‘a remarkable achievement, ranking with the finest’ Jill was a member of the Arts Council Musicians in residence scheme for Yorkshire. Jill has appeared on radio and TV, including live and recorded broadcasts on BBC Radios 3 and 4. Jill has recently recorded CDs of the keyboard works of Rameau, issued last year on Signum Classics, and described by Gramophone as ‘intelligent, stylish, tasteful, tonally resourceful and beautifully recorded’, and another of Mozart and Beethoven (Moonlight sonata and Bagatelles Op 126), described, among other excellent reviews, as having “thoughtfulness, liquidity” and “driven excitement” in International Record Review. Jill’s recordings of Bach, Mozart and Chopin, partly prepared in a previous concert at St John’s, are currently in post-production.

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