April brings our first new performer of the year to Tuesdays Till Two: Adam Heron, an award-winning pianist of Nigerian-Filipino descent and a category finalist of BBC Young Musician 2018. He will be playing a demanding programme of music by Bach and Schubert.
As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from the pop-up café team offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks. All profits from the café will go towards funding our future programme of events.
The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £5.
Bach – French Suite No. 3 in B-minor BWV 814
4. Menuet – Trio
Schubert – Piano Sonata in A-minor D. 845
2. Andante poco moto
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco più lento
4. Rondo: Allegro vivace
About Adam Heron:
Since winning the The Irish Heritage Music Award after a lauded performance at London’s Wigmore Hall Adam Heron has established himself as a leading young pianist. He appeared on BBC Four Television as a Keyboard Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018, recorded in The Bradshaw Hall at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Subsequently he was invited to return to the BBC for a live performance on Radio 3 In Tune and received recording contract from the Spanish record label KNS Classical.
Born in Hong Kong in 1999 of Nigerian-Filipino descent, Adam was a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral Choir under the directorship of the English conductor Adrian Partington. Later he was awarded a full scholarship courtesy of the UK Government’s Music and Dance Scheme to study with Hilary Coates at Wells Cathedral School, a specialist music school. Whilst a student at Wells he unanimously won First Prize at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s prestigious Junior Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition, and gained the titles of Gloucestershire Young Musician 2016 and Taunton Young Musician 2016. He is a laureate of The Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in Newcastle, and most recently he won First Prize, First Nominated at The International Piano Competition HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, which was held in Rabat, Morocco.
Adam Heron performs both in the UK and abroad as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. Overseas engagements include a concert at the Residence of the British Ambassador in Kiev, Ukraine, a recital tour of his native Hong Kong with the acclaimed cellist Jamie Walton, and further concerts in Ireland, Spain, France, and Morocco. Within the UK he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and has given recitals at many high-profile music festivals, such as The Ryedale Festival, The Cheltenham Music Festival, and The Carducci Festival. He was invited to return to The Cheltenham Music Festival in 2017 for a concerto performance with the renowned Chineke! Orchestra, founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE. Further concerto collaborations include performances alongside David Curtis, Glyn Oxley, and the American conductor Jonathon Heyward.
In addition to classical music, Adam has a career which has led him to perform for popular contemporary figures such as Bryan Adams and Stormzy. He is an active composer and conductor in his own right, and during 2019 he will conduct his own ensemble in a series of concerts that will feature the complete Symphonies by William Boyce, in addition to several piano concertos by Mozart.
Adam has received masterclasses from many eminent pianists, including Stephen Hough, Anne Queffélec, John Lill, and Imogen Cooper. Currently he studies with Professor Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy in London, where he holds a full-fees scholarship.