Monday 21st October
by Simon Weale
Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Wagner/Liszt
Six pieces from Romeo and Juliet Prokofiev
The street wakens
The arrival of the guests
The Montagues and the Capulets
Romeo bids Juliet farewell
Reflets dans l’eau (Images book 1) Debussy
Sonata no. 4 (op. 30) Scriabin
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.