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Pasture & Storm – A Celebration Of Left Hand Alone Virtuoso Pianists

February 4, 2023 at 19:30 - 21:30

Scriabin Nocturne op.9 for left hand piano
Harrison Kabul: When I Wake at Midnight for 2 left hand pianists
Harrison Round Dances for flute and left hand piano
Harrison The People of His Pasture for left hand piano, string trio and percussion
Liszt Lieberstraum No.3 for left hand piano
Harrison The Nightingales of Afghanistan for left hand piano, chamber ensemble and birdsong
Harrison I Sha’n’t Be Gone Long for violin and left hand piano
Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor (arr. Nicholas McCarthy)

Nicholas McCarthy, Sophia Benton, Tomas Klement pianists
Bristol Ensemble
John Pickard conductor

Join us for a unique concert and CD launch celebrating three virtuoso left hand pianists.

They will be performing classics by Scriabin, Liszt and Rachmaninov alongside world premieres by Shaftesbury composer and teacher Sadie Harrison.

The Pasture & Storm project brings together a fabulous group of international musicians and features renowned pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Nicholas’s dazzling artistry and advocacy for disabled people have made him one of the world’s most sought after performers and motivational speakers.

Nicholas will be joined by two other exceptional pianists, Tomáš Klement and Sophia Benton (a left hand only pianist currently studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama) and the Bristol Ensemble conducted by John Pickard.

Pasture & Storm is a kaleidoscope of musical moods and influences – joyful dances based on medieval tunes, poignant laments from Afghanistan, the drama of a Spanish bullfight and a gentle pastorale at dusk.

Profits from the event will go towards the UK’s One Handed Musical Instrument Trust (music-making for people with physical disabilities) and the International Campaign for Afghan Musicians.


February 4, 2023
19:30 - 21:30