March 21 & 28 2020, Clarendon Muse, Watford
The Master Music Festival returns in March 2020 to Watford’s Clarendon Muse. Headlining the festival is legendary Brazilian concert pianist Artur Cimirro, who will be making his long-awaited UK debut with a recital on March 28th at 7pm. Alongside much-loved classics, Artur will showcase his own compositions and arrangements. The festival is bringing back the hugely successful educational Children’s Concert, this year featuring flautist Daniela Mars, who will introduce young audiences to the world of classical music with a range of flutes. Chart-topping Steinway Artist Ji Liu will return to adjudicate the festival’s piano competitions. The competitions cater for all ages and levels of ability, providing local talent with a superb platform to showcase their achievements.
Director of Master Music Publications, Benjamin Williams, created the festival to bring today’s finest classical musicians to Watford to reach and engage new audiences of all ages. Master Music Publications is a publishing house providing original compositions, transcriptions, interpretative editions and educational resources by the world’s finest contemporary musicians. As well as the beautifully produced environmentally-friendly scores, Master Music Publications offers a wealth of additional information, biographies, context and a link to an online study guide with useful tips, videos and a discussion section.
The Festival Programme:
Artur Cimirro – Piano Recital – March 28th, 7pm
Headlining the festival and making his UK debut on March 28th 2020, Artur Cimirro will present a piano recital featuring a wide repertoire from Bach to Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Artur Cimirro enjoys an eclectic career as a pianist, composer, arranger and writer.
Artur Cimirro says ‘Performing at the Master Music Festival will be my first musical connection with the English people – a connection where beauty of the musical art can be shared with so many special souls in a land where fairy tales and history are always somewhat together. Showing my art in England is a joy for my heart!’
100% of profits from this performance will go to The Hospice of St. Francis.
Children’s Classical Concert – March 28th, 4pm
The Children’s Concert, taking place on March 28th 2020, aims to inspire and educate young audiences of all ages in the world of classical music. This eagerly anticipated concert will feature Daniela Mars, who will discuss and perform on a range of different flutes. Daniela Mars is a Brazilian flautist, Trevor James Artist and composer who enjoys a rich musical life as a chamber musician and soloist. Daniela mastered her art at London’s Guildhall School of
Music London and City University (London), and Vienna’s Prayner Konservatorium of Arts. Pianist Benjamin Williams, who recently graduated from Trinity Conservatoire of Music (London) with honours, will accompany Daniela.
Piano Competition – March 21st
The competition offers performance opportunities for all ages and abilities. Each participant will receive invaluable feedback from our adjudication panel, which so far includes Chinese Steinway Artist Ji Liu and British composer Andrew Harrod. If participants wish to have the performance experience without the pressure of competing, they can choose to enter non-competitively. Performers also have the option to have their performance professionally video recorded. Medals, certificates and a range of prizes will be awarded to participants who achieve 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winner of each age group in the advanced category wins the additional prize of an invitation to London’s Steinway Halls for a master class with a Steinway Artist.
Benjamin Williams, Director of Master Music Publications commented: ‘It has been a privilege to bring such incredibly talented artists to Watford, for an occasion all can enjoy!’
Venue: Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JA
Box Office: 020 8987 8082 / mastermusicpublications.com/festival20
source: press release