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scott brothers duo

 

7.30pm Saturday, 8 May 2010

 

 

Programme to include original works for piano duet by Schubert and arrangements of Danse Macabre and the William Tell Overture

 

 

 

 

Jonathan and Tom Scott - piano

 

Brothers Jonathan and Tom perform in instrumental combinations which cover the entire keyboard spectrum including Piano Duet, Piano & Organ and Harmonium & Piano. They have performed at all the major UK concert halls, as well as at venues throughout Europe, South America and the Far East. Their entertaining programmes, presentation and dynamic performing style have earned them great acclaim and many return visits.

 

Born in Manchester, Jonathan and Tom both studied at Chetham's School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). Tom read Music on the joint course at The University of Manchester, gained the Thomas Beecham Medal for Excellence in his degree and subsequently achieved a distinction in his Masters degree. He made his concerto debut with the Hallé Orchestra, aged 17, with Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.1 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Tom currently tutors at RNCM and The University of Manchester where he has recently completed his PhD. Jonathan continued his studies in USA and Holland and was awarded the W.T. Best Gold Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and subsequently received the Freedom of the City of London. He is currently on the keyboard faculty of RNCM and organist-in-residence at Salford University. In addition to recent concertos with the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra and RPO, Jonathan has also recorded the piano music for the soundtrack to the 2008 film of Brideshead Revisited and his performances of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with English National Ballet last summer at the Royal Albert Hall were described as 'scintillating' by the Sunday Times.

 

The Scott Brothers Duo's recent CD's of Duos for Piano & Organ and Duets for Piano have received great critical acclaim. The discs have featured on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and achieved 'editor's choice' in Organists' Review, being described as "tremendous musicianship.....a superb example of the way in which the duo works together." International Piano Magazine said that "There are few piano duet recordings so beautifully engineered…I doubt whether Debussy's Petite Suite or Ravel's Ma Mère l'Oye have ever sounded more beguiling on disc."