Mar 17, 8:00 PM
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John Reid - Piano Clare Connors - Violin

We are delighted to welcome these exceptional musicians for this concert:

 

John Reid is an outstanding pianist who has played with Aurora Orchestra in London, both as principal pianist and as a soloist in the complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos at Kings Place. He will perform:

Janacek: In the Mists (first two movements)

Beethoven: Sonata in A flat, Op. 110

 

Clare Connors is an award-winning violinist and composer who breaks boundaries between different musical genres. Clare will play a selection of solo violin pieces, taken from her own compositions 'Transparencies', 'Traffic Ocean Archway' and 'Inisheer'. 

  • John Reid

    John Reid is a graduate of Cambridge University and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He enjoys a wide-ranging career as a soloist, chamber musician, song accompanist and teacher. In 2017 he made his concerto debut in Germany and he has continued his collaboration with Aurora Orchestra in London, both as principal pianist and as a soloist in the complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos at Kings Place. He also plays regularly with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

    A parallel interest in cross-arts collaboration has led to concerts with Poet in the City, the writer John Hegley, the flamenco dance group Dot Dot Dot and the artist William Lindley.

  • Clare Connors

    Clare Connors is an award winning violinist and composer living in Holloway, London.

    She is a musical pioneer, breaking boundaries between different musical genres; making musical collaborations with a diverse range of artists; creating her own unique style.

    Over her career she has been privileged to work with a wide range of musicians; from David Byrne to Kraftwerk, Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars, and more recently the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

    Writing originally for the Balanescu Quartet with whom she played in the 80’s and 90’s, her work includes scores for film, orchestral works and most recently commissions of solo violin pieces, ‘Transparencies’ and 'Peppermints and Guns’. She is currently recording and composing works for Big Band and ‘Lock Down stories’ for string quartet and voice.