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 25th November 2017, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children
Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmilla
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (soloist Christopher Weston, piano)
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrew Lowen conductor
Our final concert of the year carries forward the focus of the Spring Concert on music from the great Russian Romantic composers, beginning with the overture from Glinka’s second opera, a rumbustious piece said to have been inspired by the clatter of cutlery at a court wedding! We are delighted to welcome back Christopher Weston to play Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, a concertante work for solo piano and orchestra comprising 24 variations on the last of Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin. The concluding work will be Moussorgsky’s Picture at an Exhibition, inspired by the paintings of his friend Victor Hartmann.
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.