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ABSOLUTE CLASSICS SERIES 2017/18
TOM POSTER, PIANO
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Mendelssohn Songs without Words
Ravel Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit
Gershwin Songs (transcribed Earl Wild, Michael
Finnissy and Tom Poster)
Chopin Ballade No. 4sel Symphony and Aurora orchestras.
Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in demand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire. He has been described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald), “mercurially brilliant” (The Strad), and as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions” (BBC Music). Since his London concerto debut at the age of 13, Tom has appeared in a wide-ranging concerto repertoire of over 40 major works. Equally at home directing Mozart and Beethoven from the piano as in the high-octane virtuosity of Rachmaninov or Ligeti, Tom has appeared as soloist with the Aurora Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, China National Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Petersburg State Capella Philharmonic, collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nicholas Collon, James Loughran, En Shao, Robin Ticciati and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Two major new concertos have recently been written for Tom: David Knotts’ Laments and Lullabies, commissioned by the Presteigne Festival and premiered there in 2015; and Martin Suckling’s Piano Concerto, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which receives its premiere in October 2016 with Robin Ticciati conducting. Other forthcoming highlights include debuts with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall.