The Tuesday Afternoon Piano Recital Series
December 6th 2.00 pm
Schubert: Impromptus D 899 nos 4 & 2
Schumann: Waldszenen Op 82
Scriabin: Sonata no 4 in F sharp Op 30
Chopin: Ballade no 1 in G minor Op 23
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Richard Uttley (piano) was born in Bradford in 1987 and graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 2008 with a Double First in Music. He was awarded a Distinction in his Master's and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and held a Fellowship there 2010-2012. He previously studied with Ian Buckle (for ten years), and attended the Junior School of the Royal Northern College of Music. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. His awards include 1st prizes in the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition 2010 and the British Contemporary Piano Competition 2006, as well as the Myra Hess Scholarship 2009. He was featured as a Selected Artist in Making Music's 2013/14 Season Concert Promoters' Network brochure, and has also featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine. Highlights of 2015/16 include solo recitals in Bridgewater Hall and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; premiering works by Francisco Coll, Michael Cutting and Naomi Pinnock; recording for NMC and the ABRSM; concertos by Brahms, Grieg and Mozart; recitals with Savitri Grier (violin) including The Sage Gateshead; and collaborations with Callum Smart (violin). Richard is a trustee of New Dots, a charity promoting contemporary music. He teaches piano at City University and academic studies at Guildhall School.