Piano Recital

 

Monday 21st October
at 1.00pm

 

 

by Simon Weale


 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde      Wagner/Liszt

 

Six pieces from Romeo and Juliet                        Prokofiev

  1. The street wakens

  2. The arrival of the guests

  3. The Montagues and the Capulets

  4. Friar Laurence

  5. Mercutio

  6. Romeo bids Juliet farewell

 

Reflets dans l’eau (Images book 1)                       Debussy

 

Sonata no. 4  (op. 30)                                             Scriabin

  1. Andante

  2. Prestissimo volando

Simon Weale

 

Simon Weale read music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was both an exhibitioner and an instrumental scholar. The Oxford Times praised him for his ‘Outstanding talent.’

Since moving to London, he has carved out a successful career as both a pianist and an organist and has performed throughout the UK- notably at the Machynlleth Festival, the Purcell Room, St. John’s Smith Square and The National Theatre. Simon has also recorded for both BBC Radio 3 and Radio Oxford. In the Summer of 2006, he recorded his first solo album at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Simon has given organ recitals at many London venues including St Lawrence Jewry, St Columba’s Pont Street, St. Gabriel’s Warwick Square and the Servite Priory, Fulham Road. He was also invited to give a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin as well as appearing in a film about composer Gustav Holst in his capacity as organist of St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London, where he taught both piano and organ. During the past year, he was appointed acting organist of Westminster School, where he now teaches piano.

His teachers have included Catherine Ennis and Anne Marsden Thomas.