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.
Sat 5th May 2018, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Andrew Lowen conductor
Canterbury Orchestra celebrates ‘Music & Friendship’ with Wagner’s overture Mastersingers and Elgar’s portrait of his friends, the Enigma Variations. Their friends Lees Court Music join them in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and on their own in Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, she being the patron saint of our noble art. To complete the programme Brahms’ seeks solace from loneliness in music in his beautiful Alto Rhapsody.
Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?
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