Great Hall Music - Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins


Four hands, one piano

Mozart: Andante and Variations in G, K501
Weber: Eight Pieces, op. 60
Schubert: Rondo in A, D951
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye
Dvořák: Two Slavonic Dances, from op. 72 and op. 46

Julian Perkins and Emma Abbate have performed piano duet recitals at many prestigious UK venues, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Southbank Centre, and St John’s Smith Square. They have recently released the second volume of Mozart’s complete piano duets on
period instruments for Resonus Classics. The album has been highly praised by the BBC Music Magazine, while their first volume was described by Early Music Review as “exemplary”. Both discs have featured on BBC Radio 3.

Together, their well-crafted programmes bring a mixture of music that showcases the piano duet genre. Their concerts are always well received and highly acclaimed.

About Emma Abbate: "... complete assurance and clear dedication" – International Record Review

About Julian Perkins:"... a leader in the new generation of keyboard virtuosi" – Cambridge Early Music

Sunday 18 November 3pm

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Sun 18th Nov


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Full price:£ 12
Under 18's:£ 5
Full time students:£ 5
Schools.:£ 5
Senr.Citizens:£ 10
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Described as ‘an amazingly talented pianist’ by Musica,  the Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate has performed duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Salzburg, Lisbon, Naples, Ischia and Koscierzyna. She has also performed at many prestigious UK venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s, Bristol, and at the Aldeburgh Festival, in addition to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Described as ‘exuberantly stylish’ by the Sunday Times, Julian Perkins is Founder Director of Sounds Baroque and Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera. Solo recitals have included appearances for international festivals at St Albans, Buxton, Canterbury, Deal, Oundle, Ryedale, Swaledale and Two Moors in repertoire including J. S. Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues. Julian has performed concertos with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Sixteen, New London Soloists and Royal Northern Sinfonia, appeared at venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center and Sydney Opera House, as well as at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, performed as solo harpsichordist in productions at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and Northern Ireland Opera, and featured on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show.

Julian acts as a visiting music teacher both at various music colleges and the National Opera Studio. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his ‘significant contribution’ thus far to the music profession.