St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Johan de Cock - piano

Friday, 2 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Johan de Cock - piano

Antonio Soler (1729 - 1783)

                 Sonata in F sharp minor, R.85

                 Sonata in D flat major, R.88

 

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

                 Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI:36

                                  i. Moderato

                                  ii. Scherzando - Allegro con brio

                                  iii. Menuet - Moderato

 

Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987)

                Cancion y Danza No.1

                Cancion y Danza No.4

                Cancion y Danza No.6

 

R A Moulds (b.1958)

                Au Pic de Bugarach from Aquarelles, Op.90, No.3

                La Recoleta: Milonga Fantasiosa, Op.92

 

Johan de Cock was born in 1975 in Namibia. He studied piano with Catharina Struthers and harpsichord / pipe organ with Boudewijn Scholten at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa from 1994 - 1996. He made his debut at the City Hall in Cape Town in 1996, playing Liszt's Totentanz with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.  Johan moved to the UK permanently in October 2000 and soon established himself in London as a composer, music producer, remixer, and vocal accompanist. He has released recordings on the Afrimusiek (South Africa), DPulse (USA), and Strictly Rhythm (USA) record labels, as well as on his own label, EIAG Records. 

In recent years, Johan has performed at St Martin-within-Ludgate, Steinway Hall, the Schott Recital Room, and the Burgh House and Hampstead Museum in London. Since moving to Brighton in 2013, he has given concerts at the Chapel Royal, the Brighton Unitarian Church, the Brighton Friends' Meeting House, the Under Ground Theatre in Eastbourne, and is a regular performer at the Brighton Fringe Festival.  A champion of modern music, Johan has premiered works by contemporary composers including Arthur Wegelin, Johan Cloete, Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Frederick Stocken, Stephan Beneking, Juan María Solare and R. A. Moulds.  He currently lives in Saltdean, Brighton in East Sussex, where he teaches piano and music theory, composes, makes audio recordings, and organises a variety of musical concerts and events. For more information, please see:  www.johandecock.com