Following their Dusseldorf concert in May 2013 Piano 40 decided to re-invent themselves. Two of the members, Richard Deering and Jeremy Brown, were keen to develop the ensemble with its unique repertoire and library of original works written for them. As a sense of loyalty to the medium and to the many composers who had written such diverse works, the new group, called Grimoire, was “born” in October 2013.
Recent and Forthcoming Concerts
Engagements for 2016
These include concerts in Glasgow University, Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Malta – Manoel Theatre and Croydon – Fairfield Hall.
Newly-formed Grimoire’s first concert took place at London’s South Bank on Monday February 10th 2014, 7.45pm.
Grimoire has taken on the role of promoting contemporary works written for the medium of eight hands, at two pianos. The repertoire in this concert was all specially written for these performers, including, David Stone’s Nocturne, a short new work and a complete performance of Vibrancy, an exciting three movement work by Janet Beat.
Burlesque – Brian Chapple
Nocturne – David Stone
Vibrancy – Janet Beat
Water Bloom – Kyong Mee Choi
Gromoire – James Wilson
Interplay 2 – Sebastian Forbes
Octo-Paganini – Andrew Peggie
“Their concerts are inventive, relaxed and very entertaining. The players proved themselves to be in full control of the complexities of the Moscheles Grand Duo, voicing the parts with impressive clarity and bringing the whole to a rhythmically vibrant and exciting end.”
“Those of us lucky enough to be in the audience, were given a pianistic treat of rare quality.”
SUNDAY TIMES, MALTA
Contact and Availability
For further information about Grimoire and to arrange a concert, please contact:
Richard Deering, 55 Dalmally Road, Croydon CR0 6LW, United Kingdom