Archive for : March, 2016

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Birdy performs for Sports Relief on our Yamaha CFX Concert Grand

A beautiful performance from Birdy for the 2016 Sports Relief.

Our Yamaha CFX is available for hire and more information is available here: http://www.marksonpianos.com/event-hire/event-hire-concert-grand-pianos-yamaha-CFX.html

‘The nine-foot CFX is a full size concert grand piano characterized by a powerful bass, a wide palette of tonal colours, and the ability to create the subtlest musical expression. The sound is rich yet clear in all registers, and can be heard over the sound of a symphony orchestra, even in very large concert halls. The CFX is Yamaha’s flagship model, and it marks a new milestone in the history of fine piano manufacturing.’

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Markson Pianos Jazz Night at The Spice of Life

Thursday 31st March 2016
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Tickets £10.00

6 Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NA

Markson Pianos are proud of this bi-monthly collaboration with Spice of Life. Showcasing some of the leading jazz pianists in the industry and a beautiful Yamaha C3.

Tomasz Bura on piano, synthesizers with Philip Van Den Brandler, Laurie Lowe on drums.

To book tickets for this event click here

 

https://soundcloud.com/tomasz-bura/vision-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b4pfjyq

 

“this man’s heart has gone into each and every tune, creating an album of rich, warm and thoughtful music.” (Adam Baruch – The Soundtrack Of My Life) ” This really is quite beautiful, music to lose yourself in completely, the classical training very apparent, enabling the pianist a base of knowing, authoritative technique on which to add his virtuosic improvisations”  (Mike Gates)

“His glowing technical ability is matured to the point that one senses he doesn’t need to think… he just performs, allowing him to produce music that sounds as if it’s being played by a pianist well beyond his years.” (UK VIBE) http://www.tomaszbura.com – Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8 advance

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Rhinegold LIVE – National Opera Studio

On 17th March 2016, the National Opera Studio will be taking to the Rhinegold LIVE stage. The recital will explore a programme spanning Baroque to Broadway, from Verdi and Handel to Gershwin and Rodgers, demonstrating the breadth of the Studio’s work.

Special guest Nicky Spence, established tenor and National Opera Studio alumnus, will introduce the evening.

Concerts are free to attend and include a free glass of wine beforehand. Artists perform in-the-round, offering an extraordinarily up-close and personal experience for both artists and audience members.

The Rhinegold LIVE concert series is partnered by Markson Pianos through the provision of our Bosendorfer 280 Vienna concert grand.

Register for tickets here.

 

Programme: “Baroque to Broadway”

Verdi: “Brindisi” from La Traviata
Saint-Saëns: “Amour, viens ma faiblesse” from Samson et Dalila
Handel: “lo di Romail giove sono” from Agrippina
Offenbach: “Barcarolle” from Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Mozart: “Un aura amorosa” from Cosi fan Tutti
Massenet: “Je marche sur tous les Chemins” from Manon
Donizetti: “Ardir!.. Voglio dire…” from L’elisir d’Amore
Delibes: “Rive en fleurs” from Lakmé
Mozart: “Soave sia il vento” from Cosi fan Tutti
Verdi: “Bella figlia dell’amore” from Rigoletto
Weill: “Lonely House” from Street Scene
Gershwin: “I’ve got a crush on you” from Treasure Girl
Loewe: “I could have danced all night” from My fair Lady
Rodgers: “Some enchanted evening” from South Pacific

 

This concert is followed by an informal Q&A which will be conducted by Ashutosh Khandekar, editor of Opera Now magazine.

 

When –

Where – Conway Hall – 25 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4RL

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Ronald Stein – sketches from the concert series

There is a Gentleman who goes by the name of Ronald Stein, who over the past few years has been attending the Markson Pianos concert series to sketch some of our artists.

With a life long passion for music and art, Ronald has captured numerous musicians over the years such as Arturo Pizarro, Piatigorsky, Segovia, Barry Wordsworth, Lang Lang, the BBC Concert Philharmoinic & Symphony Orchestras, the LSO, the Oxford Philomusica & Philharmonia Orchestras, as well as many worldwide Orchestras, Quartets, choirs, and instrumentalists. Also completely neglected Piano & Harpsichord Tuners, etc., etc.’

Born in London’s Soho, Ronald started drawing at the age of three outside his parents shop.

Subsequently, he attended St. Martins School of Art, and while a student there, aged 18, he and other ecstatic students poured out onto nearby Trafalgar Square to listen to Winston Churchill give the famous VE day speech.

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Here are some of Ronald’s sketches

With x-ray vision!

Philip Martin – with x-ray vision!

Alberto Portugheis

Alberto Portugheis

Lola Perrin & Stephen Hiscock

Lola Perrin & Stephen Hiscock

Alfredo Corral

Alfredo Corral

If you wish to come to one of our concerts please click the link here

 

 

 

 

 

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Jonathan Plowright – A Rhinegold Live Review

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To book your free ticket to upcoming Rhinegold Live concerts Click here