Colin Stone (photo Andrew Millar)

I was very happy that the crowdfunder, CD for National Brain Appeal, reached its target in November 2017 and consequently I have been able to donate five hundred copies of my new CD of music by Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninov to the charity. You can buy CD for the National Brain Appeal direct from the National Brain Appeal online shop.

       

My first concert of 2018 was on the 12th January at Derby University for the Derby Chamber Music society (see review) and included music by Schubert, Beethoven and Rachmaninof as well as the premier of Thirteen Preludes by Rob Keeley I recently posted a recording I made of Rob Keeley's Variations for Piano on YouTube: a great work that I was lucky to premier at the Purcell Room way back in the last century!

       

My next performance will be in the opening concert of the St. Mary's Summer Music Series on May 11th at 7.30pm at St. Mary's, Harrow on the Hill. The programme consists of Schubert's Trout Quintet and Chopin's E minor piano concerto in a version for piano and string quintet. I will be joined by Krzysztof Smietana, Dimitar Burov , Dorothea Vogel, Nicola Tait Baxter and Leon Bosch. Tickets with reserved seating can be bought via Paypal:

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Colin's Beethoven cycle continues and recordings of the Spring Sonata and Op.109 can be heard on YouTube. There are also some recordings of live performances now on SoundCloud and on this website. Colin's next recording project is with the violinist Krzysztof Smietana: violin sonatas by Respighi and Busoni.

Krzysztof Smietana and Colin Stone (photo K Takizawa)