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Mark Tanner is greatly to be congratulated on

such a valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

Mark Tanner is greatly to be congratulated on

such a valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

A RECENT PIANO RECITAL AT WIGMORE HALL, LONDON, IN WHICH MARK PERFORMED PREMIERES BY SIX COMPOSERS: (left to right)

COLIN DECIO, PHILIP MARTIN, MARK TANNER, PAUL 'HARRY' HARRIS,

JOHN MCLEOD, GRAHAM LYNCH

A RECENT PIANO RECITAL AT WIGMORE HALL, LONDON, IN WHICH MARK PERFORMED PREMIERES BY SIX COMPOSERS: (left to right)

COLIN DECIO, PHILIP MARTIN, MARK TANNER, PAUL 'HARRY' HARRIS,

JOHN MCLEOD, GRAHAM LYNCH

A RECENT PIANO RECITAL AT WIGMORE HALL, LONDON, IN WHICH MARK PERFORMED PREMIERES BY SIX COMPOSERS: (left to right)

COLIN DECIO, PHILIP MARTIN, MARK TANNER, PAUL 'HARRY' HARRIS,

JOHN MCLEOD, GRAHAM LYNCH

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

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Colin Decio Piano Concerto Première

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Mark Tanner will be giving the World Première performance of Colin Decio’s Piano Concerto No.1 ‘In Memoriam John Ogdon’ on Saturday January 31st at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm. The Concerto, written in six connected movements and lasting 32 minutes, brings Decio’s penchant for drama and tranquility to the fore - an intricate melding of textures and timbres, which successfully retains a contemporary flavour while holding firm to the music’s easily-grasped melodic and rhythmic lifeblood.

Decio and Tanner met while studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire in the late 1980s, and during this time they both enjoyed interactions with one of Britain’s most illustrious pianists and champions of new British music, John Ogdon, who premiered one of Decio’s Piano Sonata No.1 in Birmingham. It was Ogdon’s astonishing flair for grappling with new scores, virtually at sight, which inspired Decio when composing the Concerto, as its many virtuosic passages reveal.

Tanner has already demonstrated a close affinity for Decio’s music by premiering his music at London’s Wigmore Hall and recording it on the Priory label to critical acclaim.

Conductor Glynn Oxley will direct the combined orchestras of the Gloucester Symphony Orchestra and the Gloucester Youth Orchestra in a programme which also includes Holst’s ‘Planet Suite’ and Vaughan-Williams’s ‘The Wasps’, together with a new work by Vic Carnell entitled ‘Cheltone Rhapsody’. Entry is free no ticket required (retiring collection).

This concert has been made possible by a generous donation from sponsors, VJ Concerts (founder and current chairperson: Vic Carnall).

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