Lunchtime Recital: Stephen Raine (Piano)

Programme

J.S Bach, arr. Myra Hess
Choral "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" BWV 147

W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
- Molto Allegro
- Adagio
- Allegro assai

F. Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2 in E flat Major
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3 in G flat Major

F. Chopin
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. posth
Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10

Stephen Raine

British pianist Stephen Raine is an artist who is inspired to bring music to an all-encompassing audience. Born in Durham, Stephen began studying music at the age of 6. He first played the Piano Accordion and performed frequently in concerts and festivals throughout his childhood. He began studying the piano after being inspired by hearing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and includes Bach in many of his performances.

Stephen moved to London in 2010 to study at the London College of Music. He graduated in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and a Licentiate of the London College of Music (LLCM) diploma in Classical Piano Performance. While studying with Jill Crossland he developed a particular affinity with Baroque and Classical repertoire, specialising in the study and performance of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Previous highlights include receiving the highest grade in the 2010 AQA Media Studies A Level out of 51,000 UK candidates, for which he received the top student award in London.

Stephen has performed in various UK venues and was invited in July 2013 to perform several recitals at the 40 Fingers International Music Festival in Rome. In August he began working at IMG Artists - London, being amongst the top level of the classical music industry and becoming familiar with the practices of a global artist management agency. In 2014, Stephen has been broadcast live on the Italian station "Radio Libera Tutti" (RLT) with performances from recitals in Italy. He has also performed around the UK including solo and concerto performances.

This year Stephen recorded his first album, including works by J.S. Bach and Beethoven and in 2016 he will continue performing regularly around the UK, which included his debut at the Sage Gateshead in January.

www.stephenraine.com