Heralded for performances of “spectacular musicianship and technical brilliance” (The Scotsman), “evangelizing urgency” (International Record Review) and “freshness and lucidity” (The Herald), pianist James Willshire performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician.
James has given world premiere performances of works by Ronald Stevenson, John McLeod and Rory Boyle. His debut recording on Delphian Records featured the complete piano music by Boyle; it was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, including a five-star review from The Scotsman. In October 2013 his recording of piano music by Ronald Stevenson was released. The CD was reviewed by BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, received a five-star review in Classical Music magazine, and was awarded an IRR Outstanding by International Record Review. Other press interest for the recording included articles in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Scotsman, Sinfini Music, The Arts Desk and MusicWeb International. His recording of piano music by David Jennings was chosen as one of MusicWeb International’s Recordings of the Year 2013.
Here in Middlewich, we just love to hear him play, so every 2 or 3 years we invite him back to entertain us again.
(announced 26th April 2016, amended to include Debussy 8th January 2017)
Mozart: Ronado in A minor K 511
Beethoven: Sonata op. 53 'Waldstein'
Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase
Debussy: Images No 1
Ginastera: Sonata no. 1 op. 22
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