St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Hamish Dustagheer - piano

Friday, 28 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Hamish Dustagheer - piano


Sonata nach der Violinsonate a-moll, BWV 964

   1) Adagio
   2) Fuga: Allegro


Piano Sonata no.1 in c minor, Op. 8

   3) Adagio
   4) Finale: Introduzione - Fuga a tre voci

Hamish Dustagheer was born in 1992 and started learning the piano at the age of 6.  A year later he joined the junior department of Trinity College of Music, London.  During his time there Hamish won numerous awards and obtained his Licentiateship of the Royal Schools of Music before leaving to go onto undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music: here he studies piano with concert pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson and composition with Jonathan Cole.  He came top in each of two years at the College in performance and academic study.  This year he won the piano finals in the Royal College of Music concerto competition.

Hamish regularly gives concert recitals both at home and abroad; recent highlights include performing at Cadogan, Bolivar and Wigmore Halls, festival appearances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal College of Music, Gibraltar Cathedral (including on local television) and the recent premiere of his own piano concerto.  He has given several lunchtime concerts at venues in the City of London.

Hamish receives frequent commissions for works for choirs and ensembles both in London and further afield - his latest sacred choral work, 'In Cruce', received its premiere on Palm Sunday.  He is also enjoying a formidable reputation as an organist and is Director of Music at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Highgate.