On Sunday 20th October at 3pm, leading pianist Colin Stone will give a recital in the beautiful Duke's Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in central London where he is a professor of piano. This event will aid The National Brain Appeal, a cause close to Colin’s heart as he has twice undergone surgery at the National. Colin enjoys a distinguished career as a solo pianist and as a member of the London Mozart Trio and the LMT Chamber Ensemble, performing regularly at major concert venues and festivals at home and abroad. He has made a number of highly regarded recordings and his latest CD will be on sale both on line and at the recital for the benefit of the National Brain Appeal.
A past winner of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Piano competition, Colin Stone enjoys the successful career predicted for him by Sir Charles Groves, both as a solo pianist and as a member of the London Mozart Trio. Like the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Colin has a particular affinity with the music of Shostakovich, and during the 2006 centenary year, he performed at Cadogan Hall a single recital of all 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, a work he has since recorded. Other recordings include major works for solo piano by Schubert, Chopin and Schumann and Prokofiev (piano transcriptions of Prokofiev's own theatre music) as well as music by contemporary composers. As part of the London Mozart Trio, Colin has recorded Shostakovich's two Piano Trios and a highly praised recording of the G minor Piano Quintet. He combines his busy career as a pianist with his work as a professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music, and as artistic director of the LMT Chamber Ensemble.
Immediately before the recital, Tony Adams MBE, Ingrid Betancourt* and Lynne Ramsay will receive honorary St Martin’s Awards from Dr Lewis Owens in recognition of their humanitarian work.
The programme for the recital is as follows:
Bach-Busoni Chaconne BWV 1004 Beethoven Waldstein Sonata Op. 53 Debussy 5 Preludes from Book 1 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61
*Please note that Ingrid Betancourt is unable to attend in person and her Award will be presented in absentia.