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LEGENDS

Saturday 30th September, 8pm
Join us for a concert of piano duets. Pianists Stephen Marquiss and Liz Kozlowski bring Dvorak’s Legends, a cycle of ten pieces for four-hands, to life. Equally epic and enchanting, the cycle is inspired by the poems of Erben and carries a narrative which continues through the piece. But what tales do each of the stories in the cycle tell?
Our carnival concert programme continues with Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre –Death plays the fiddle on All Hallow’s Eve as the dead revel and dance til the break of dawn. The colourful pageantry of Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals brings our Carnival Night to a fitting close. With special thanks to international felt artist Gladys Paulus for the loan of her amazing masks for the performance.
Refreshments available from 7pm and during the interval.
Programme

Antonin Dvorak Legends Cycle for Piano Duet, Op.59Camille Saint-Saens Dance Macabre, Op.40

Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals

£12 / £8 (under 18)

Stephen Marquis piano ¦ Liz Kozlowski piano

Stephen Marquis

Stephen Marquiss is a pianist, teacher and composer and the creator of Piano Portals – Technique in the Flow Zone – a radical, holistic approach to piano technique. Stephen won a music scholarship to Wells Cathedral School at the age of 11, where he won awards and reached the finals of national and international competitions. He went onto to read Music at Cambridge and to study piano in New York with Sophia Rosoff, a pioneering teacher and former student of Abby Whiteside, one of the most original thinkers in piano pedagogy.

“He plays with a delicacy of feeling I’ve rarely encountered in any other performer.”
Frome Festival Reviewer

Stephen gives passionate performances of both his own music and the classical canon, facilitates musical workshops for children and for adults seeking greater confidence and facility in playing and trains teachers in Jolly Music – an inspirational approach to Early Years Music. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys cycling, motorcycling, yoga and photography.