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In this free event, William Howard (www.williamhoward.co.uk) will play a selection of piano pieces inspired by love and talk about the stories behind them.

The programme includes pieces from his successful album, Sixteen Love Songs, as well as newly-written piano love songs that he has commissioned from some of today’s leading composers, including Nico Muhly and Arcades Fire’s Richard Reed Parry.

This is an informal, one hour event, open to anyone (whatever their musical tastes), interested in sampling some gorgeous classical piano music. The event is free of charge.

About William Howard

Described in The Independent as “a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility”, Willam Howard is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries.

His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists, and regular touring with the Schubert Ensemble of London, of which he is a founder member

Other events in this series

Exploring Chopin’s 4th Ballade. 21 April. 5pm. £5

William offers his personal take on what is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of romantic piano repertoire.

Piano recital. 22 April. 5pm. £18

William presents a programme of romantic piano works alongside recently written love songs for solo piano.

Schools Question & Answer. 23 April. 11am. Free.

Explore distinctive features of classical and modern pieces (tonality, textures, basic forms, etc.) with William.

We are very grateful to our Sponsors: Renishaw plc, Shipton Mill, Tetbury Audi and Tetbury Music Festival. Without their support this wonderful weekend of music would not have been possible – thank you.

‘A thoughtful , poetic player’ – Sunday Times

‘…a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility…’ – The Independent

‘…excellent performances, William Howard’s playing is full of red-blooded virtuosity’ – Yorkshire Post

‘An enthralling recital…Mr. Howard approaches his instrument with respect, almost a degree of humility, digging deep for the hidden meanings in the music and exploring the sonorities of his chosen repertoire’ – Bath Evening Chronicle

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