Renowned pianist, Paul Roberts, will entertain guests with an evening recitals of piano works by Debussy and Beethoven in Finchcocks’ newly renovated vaulted cellar

Finchcocks, the newly transformed piano school in Goudhurst, Kent, today announced its charity piano concert event to support the work of Help Musicians UK. The intimate evening of music will celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the delivery of one of Thomas Broadwood’s best pianos to Beethoven.

The concert is in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons, and will take place at historic Finchcocks on the 27th May 2018, beginning at 7.30pm.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Britain’s leading independent music charity Help Musicians UK

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Finchcocks have three Broadwood pianos that they use for weekend piano courses, and one of them bears a remarkable resemblance to the one that Thomas Broadwood sent to Beethoven in 1817. It is said that Broadwood invited five of the best musicians in London to help design the instrument for Beethoven, which took nearly a year to make before it was transported over land, sea and the Alps to reach the famous composer.

Pianist, Paul Roberts, will give an inspiring solo conert, performing pieces by both Debussy and Beethoven in Finchcocks’ newly transformed, atmospheric vaulted cellar. Paul will be playing on one of Finchcocks’ barless Broadwood grand pianos.

All proceeds of ticket sales will be going to Help Musicians UK, which since 1921, has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives. The charity helps emerging professionals to develop their talent and get started in a professional career, existing professionals who have hit a crisis in their lives, and they also help with musicians with long-term or terminal illnesses and those needing special help as they grow older. In addition to donating the profits from the ticket sales to Help Musicians UK, Finchcocks says that the partnership signifies a wider commitment to raise awareness of the charity.

Neil Nichols, the new owner of Finchcocks, said:

“The Broadwood concert at Finchcocks should be a fantastic evening of classical music – where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Debussy and Beethoven rendered beautifully in our newly transformed space. We hope the concert will raise much-needed funds for Help Musicians UK, as well as providing opportunities to inspire people to support the charity in the long-term.”

Susie at Help Musicians UK, commented on the partnership:

“We are really grateful to Finchcocks for choosing Help Musicians UK as their charity partner. We are looking forward to working alongside the team and are excited for this special concert in a wonderful setting, which we hope some of our supporters will be able to attend. Through partnerships with organisations like Finchcocks, we are able to offer vital support to musicians in need and ensure musicians can continue to work and thrive in their careers. We very much look forward to developing our relationship further in the future.”

Tickets are £12 and available online. Alternatively, call 01580 428080 to buy a ticket over the phone.


About Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is Britain’s leading independent music charity. Since 1921, HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.

HMUK’s mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians and the industry. The charity works in partnership to transform the music industry through advocacy, campaigning, programmes and targeted investment for all those within it.

In 2017, HMUK spent a total of £3.5 million assisting 3,426 musicians. HMUK is for all musicians, regardless of their genre, background or problem. They are passionate about making sure musicians and those working in the industry get a fair deal and that their voices are heard.

www.helpmusicians.org.uk​​

A special fundraising concert in support of medical charity Specialists in Pain International Network (SPIN) to enable the organisation to continue its important work

2 December 2016, 7.30pm

St John’s Waterloo

Soprano Anna Cavaliero joins pianists Lee Varney and Frances Wilson (AKA The Cross-Eyed Pianist) for an evening of enticing, delightful and festive music in the elegant setting of St John’s Waterloo

Programme includes

J S Bach/arr. Gyorgy Kurtag – Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106

Franz Schubert – Ave Maria

Benjamin Britten – Night Piece (Notturno)

Richard Strauss – Morgen! from Five Songs, Op 27

Herbert Howells – Come Sing & Dance

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Etude Tableau in C minor, Op 33, no. 3

Ticket price includes interval mulled wine and mince pies

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All profits go to SPIN

SPIN is a multi-professional group of pain management clinicians founded in 2000. Its aims are to engage in a dialogue across cultures with other pain specialists and promote good standards of pain management for patients’ benefit; to educate and train through interactive discourse and lectures in both the clinical management and the basic science of pain; and to encourage and share the results of research.

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Version 2Anna Cavaliero has performed as a soloist in both Europe and the United States, though she is now based in her native London. An Ian Evans Lombe Scholar supported by a Helen Marjorie Tonks Award, Anna is currently studying for a Masters degree in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Rosa Mannion and Christopher Glynn. She spent 2014-15 in Salzburg, Austria, studying at the Universität Mozarteum, and at the Mozart Opern Institut. In 2012-13, Anna took courses at The Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas, having been awarded the C. D. Broad Scholarship to Rice University. She there met composer Daniel Knaggs, who has written several pieces specifically for her voice. Anna enjoys performing in opera, oratorio, and as a recitalist. She read English at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where she was also a Choral Scholar under Stephen Layton (2010-14).