St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Robert Bridge - piano

Tuesday, 16 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Robert Bridge - piano


24 Preludes, Op.11

          No. 1 in C major - Vivace

          No. 2 in A minor - Allegretto

          No. 3 in G major - Vivo

          No. 4 in E minor - Lento

          No. 5 in D major - Andante cantabile

          No. 6 in B minor - Allegro

          No. 7 in A major - Allegro assai

          No. 8 in F-sharp minor - Allegro agitato

          No. 9 in E major - Andantino

          No. 10 in C-sharp minor - Andante

          No. 11 in B major - Allegro assai

          No. 12 in G-sharp minor - Andante

          No. 13 in G-flat major - Lento

          No. 14 in E-flat minor - Presto

          No. 15 in D-flat major - Lento

          No. 16 in B-flat minor - Misterioso

          No. 17 in A-flat major - Allegretto

          No. 18 in F minor - Allegro agitato

          No. 19 in E-flat major - Affettuoso

          No. 20 in C minor - Appassionato

          No. 21 in B-flat major - Andante

          No. 22 in G minor - Lento

          No. 23 in F major - Vivo

          No. 24 in D minor - Presto


Robert Bridge was a foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music where he won the RCM Chopin prize and was awarded a first class honours in the London BMus degree. He continued his studies in London and Germany with assistance from the Countess of Munster and Leverhulme trusts and gave his debut South Bank recital at the Purcell Room for the Park Lane Group. This led to an invitation to join the Koenig Ensemble with whom he gave concerts at the Wigmore Hall, the BBC Lunchtime Concerts and at various festivals in Italy. A subsequent recital for the Park Lane Group of two-piano music with the pianist Jonathan Higgins received outstanding reviews and led to the first of two invitations to perform at the BBC Promenade Concerts at the Albert Hall.

Robert Bridge has accompanied masterclasses for Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Ruggiero Ricci, Steven Isserlis and Gerard Souzay and has made numerous recordings for BBC Radio 3. He has performed concertos with the Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and the Channel Islands Youth Orchestra and recently gave performances of Chopin's 2nd, Rachmaninoff's 3rd concertos and Beethoven's 4th Concerto with the North London Symphony Orchestra. Recent solo recitals have included performances of all the Chopin Preludes and the four Ballades, Ravel's Miroirs and Bach's Goldberg Variations. He teaches piano to enthusiastic kids and rusty adults, is an Associated Board examiner and organises an annual series of Knitting Concerts at All Saints, aka Purls before Wine, where he subjects unwitting audiences to Webern, Tippett, Janacek and Brahms whilst they read, sew, finish their crosswords and sometimes even listen.