Farley Music Festival : David Gray (piano)
Friday 21 June 2013 at 19:00
Balakirev Nocturne No. 2 in B minor
Chopin Polonaise in F# minor, Op 44
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano; Op. 39 Nos 8-10
The Farley Music Festival 2013 – a feast of classical music in the charming setting of All Saints’ Church, Farley
All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH
Tickets (£15) on sale now from Salisbury Playhouse box office 01722 320333
David Gray was born and raised in Glasgow, and discovered his musical abilities at the age of 4, when he taught himself to play the piano by ear. Shortly afterwards he began piano lessons in Glasgow with Anne Crawford until the age of 13, when he was offered a place at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. He spent five years there, studying piano with Richard Beauchamp and organ with Simon Nieminski, and in this time won numerous prizes in festivals around Scotland. David also pursues the art of playing theatre organs in his spare time, and after winning an international competition in Los Angeles in 2005, has performed on the instrument extensively in the UK, Switzerland, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
David is in his fourth on the Bmus course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Hamish Milne on a full scholarship. He is the recipient of the Peter Clarke Bursary, the Leverhulme Undergraduate Award and the Jacques Samuel Piano Bursary at the academy. He is also grateful for support from the Dewar Arts Awards.
All Saints' Church