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Above: Robert Parker – Horn, Antony Clare – piano 

Collaborative Music-Making

I have longstanding duo partnerships with the following professional musicians:

Dana Morgan (flute)

Robert Parker (horn)

Sarah Simmonds (voice) – see here

Sarah Watts (clarinets) - SCAW Duo - see here

I have performed with the Northern Ireland Contemporary music ensemble Hard Rain – see here

I was formerly principal keyboard with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and have a wide knowledge and experience of the orchestral piano repertoire.

Solo Piano

Current repertoire of contemporary piano solos:


John Adams - China Gates

Eleanor Alberga - If the Silver Bird could Speak

Gerald Barry - Triorchic Blues

Elliott Carter - Retrouvailles

Antony Clare - The Hawk Ascending

Gloria Coates - Sonata No.2

Lyell Cresswell - Acquerello

Morton Feldman - Palais de Mari

Graham Fitkin - The Cone Gatherers

Philip Glass - Mad Rush, Etude No.11

Piers Hellawell - Basho

Oliver Knussen - Prayer Bell Sketch

Iain Matheson - 7 Short Piano Pieces, Distances, Drosten

Peter Maxwell Davies - Farewell to Stromness

Somei Satoh - Incarnation II

Peter Sculthorpe - Mountains, Djilile

Howard Skempton - Piano Pieces

Galina Ustvolskaya- Sonata No.5, Sonata No.6

Judith Weir - The Art of Touching the Keyboard

Clive Wilkinson - Feeling for Snow

I often perform contemporary solo repertoire in SCAW concerts.

My solo piano album “Piano on the Edge” was recorded live at the British Music Information Centre in 1998.

Judith Weir - “The Art of Touching the Keyboard” (1983)

Clive Wilkinson - “Feeling for Snow” (1996)

Galina Ustvolskaya - Sonata No.5 (1986)

Howard Skempton - Piano Pieces

Antony Clare - Fantasies (1997-8)

Initially released as a CD, it is now available in MP3 format – free for a limited period – contact me by email and I’ll send you audio files plus programme notes.

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