St Bride's: Music - Simon Watterton – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Simon Watterton – piano

Tuesday, 28 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Simon Watterton – piano

J S Bach

The Well-Tempered Klavier - Book 1

Prelude and Fugue in C minor

L van Beethoven

Piano Sonata in E flat major, op.31 no.3

1. Allegro

2. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace

3. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso

4. Presto con fuoco

J S Bach

The Well-Tempered Klavier - Book 1

Prelude and Fugue in D minor

L van Beethoven

'Ronda alla ingherese quasi un capriccio' in G major
('Rage over a lost penny')

English pianist Simon Watterton has given recitals as soloist and chamber musician all over the world. In recent years he has performed in China, Canada, the USA, Sweden and Italy as well as extensively in the UK and Republic of Ireland. He made his concerto debut at London's Cadogan Hall and was featured as a Rising Star in International Piano Magazine at the time of a cycle he gave of all the Beethoven piano sonatas. He has made two visits on a collaborative piano internship to the Banff Centre, Canada, and has worked with a number of artists including his wife, Irish violinist Anna Cashell, 'cellist Raphael Wallfisch and the London International Players, with whom he appeared live on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' in 2014.
A specialist in the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann, Simon's repertoire encompasses a broad range of styles and periods. He has also given lecture recitals ranging from Liszt's Années de pèlerinage to Bach's Goldberg Variations. He has has coached in Italy on the Orchestra Città Aperta Chamber Music Course and is currently a visiting teacher at Royal Holloway University and the University of Limerick. As a writer on music he was recently asked to select the music and write a foreword for a new edition of Frank Bridge's piano music. Published by Dover Publishing, it came out in October 2014.
Simon studied at the Purcell School of Music with Patsy Toh and at the Royal College of Music with Yonty Solomon, where he won a range of prizes and awards, including the Hopkinson Silver Medal. Recent concerts have included an evening of chamber music at Cadogan Hall with the London International Players, and future performances include an eight concert survey of the Beethoven piano sonatas at Riverhouse Barn Arts Center, commencing in September 2020.
He is represented by Gunnar Management.

English pianist Simon Watterton has given recitals as soloist and chamber musician all over the world. In recent years he has performed in China, Canada, the USA, Sweden and Italy as well as extensively in the UK. Simon made his concerto debut at London's Cadogan Hall and was featured as a Rising Star in International Piano Magazine at the time of a cycle he gave of all the Beethoven piano sonatas. Recent concerts include a performance at Cadogan Hall with the London International Players, and future projects include an eight recital traversal of Beethoven's piano sonatas at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre from September 2020, in commemoration of the 250th birth of the composer.