Richard Keohane (Medway Young Musician of the Year) is 18 years of age from Kent and started playing the piano when he was 9 and flute when he was 11. He joined Kent Centre for Young instrumentalists at 12 under the direction of piano teacher David Sams, gained a place at the Royal College of Music Junior department at 14 and joined Chetham's school of Music in Manchester the following year, where he is currently studying piano with Simon Bottomley.
Richard has taken part and won classes in festivals nationwide, won Medway Young Musician at 16 and also won the Denis Loveland Piano Festival in Kent. He has also competed internationally. Following his A levels, later this year, Richard will be returning to the Royal College of Music for undergraduate studies with Niel Immelman.
Richard played the Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat by Liszt at a concert with the Canterbury Orchestra at the King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay in June 2005.
Canterbury Orchestra Winter Concert: Russian Masterpieces
7.30pm, Saturday 30th Novemberl 2019, Colyer-Fergusson Hall
Tickets £15 and £8
Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets from Romeo & Juliet
Shostakovitch: Second Piano Concerto (soloist Christopher Weston)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.4
Andrew Lowen; Conductor
Amanda Wyatt; Leader
Canterbury Orchestra is delighted to present three remarkable pieces of Russian music, opening with the powerful theme from Prokofiev’s ballet music, followed by the uncharacteristically joyful piano concerto written by Shostakovitch for his son’s 18th birthday, performed by the talented Christopher Weston. The concert concludes with Tchikovsky’s Symphony no.4, reflecting the composer’s emergence from a period of emotional and creative tensions.
Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?
If you would like the opportunity to play interesting music in a variety of styles and including some of the major symphonic repertoire, call Canterbury's Orchestra Manager Nicky Pound on 01304 812755 or email us.