Piano Day with Marisa Thornton-Wood
February 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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In March 2016, Faversham Music Club acquired a new piano on loan from the Blüthner Foundation. To celebrate its arrival in the Assembly Rooms, we are hosting our first ever piano day. This will be an opportunity for young performers to perform, play and explore the piano with teacher and piano specialist, Marisa Thornton-Wood. The emphasis of the day will be on having fun and making music together. Audience members are welcome to come to any of these sessions and tea and coffee with be served all day.
Sunday 19th February 2017
Open Sessions: 9.30 – 11.30 and 12.30- 2.30 Informal Concert: 2.45
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Marisa Thornton-Wood studied at Chetham’s School of Music between 1982-1990, learning piano with Ryszard Bakst and David Hartigan. She then went on to read Music at Edinburgh University, studying the piano with Peter Evans. There she won the Tovey Memorial Prize for performance, the Clutterbuck Award, a bursary from the Scott Hope Trust Fund, and performed four concertos with orchestra. She gained a scholarship to study at Mannes College of Music in New York with the Cuban pianist Jacob Lateiner, where she completed a Masters degree in piano performance. Marisa has given recitals as an accompanist and soloist in France, Germany, Austria, the USA and UK, including at the Pump Room, Bath and St Martin-in-the- Fields. She began her teaching career in the piano faculty at Wycombe Abbey School in 1997, where she also composed and directed five works for children’s theatre, including Peer Gynt and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Marisa’s original music of the latter was performed in a Shakespeare Soirée at The Globe Theatre London in March 2016. Marisa is a professor of piano at the Junior department of the Royal Academy of Music.
If you’d like to take part in the piano day, or would like to find out more information, please contact Róisín Bishopp-Schyberg
Phone: 07830 352954
Full price ticket: £7
Students and Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5
Under 16s: FREE