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Lunchtime Recital: Mikel Dale


We invite musicians from near and far to share their musical talent with us in the beautiful Nave of the Cathedral every Friday during term time. All are welcome! 

This Friday we look forward to welcoming Mikel Dale on piano to the Cathedral. 

Mikel Dale is a second year music student at the University of Sheffield who comes from Bilbao, north of Spain. He has been playing piano for ten years and is currently preparing himself for the DipABRSM piano diploma. Alongside his classical training with Spanish pianist Víctor Dominguez and Valentina Kalashnik, who studied piano at the conservatoire of Ukraine, Mikel started to learn jazz improvisation last year with Piero Tucci, a Canadian jazz pianist based in Sheffield. His interest in jazz has lead him to find a job as a jazz pianist at Jameson's Cafe & Tea Rooms, and has now been performing at various venues around Sheffield including Edward's and DINA with his jazz band. As well as playing piano, Mikel is a keen composer and is preparing himself for a masters in film composition at the RCM in London. His previous works include Comes the Light (poem by Robert McCough) which was premiered at the Salford Art Gallery by the Monton Voices choir, a symphonic tone poem called Dawn and the soundtrack to a short animated film called Destiny. After a masters in composition, Mikel hopes to work as a freelance composer collaborating with filmmakers, producers, choreographers and other artists as well as perform as a jazz pianist around London. Aside from music, he loves good weather, Chinese food and Star Wars. 

Prelude and Fugue in G minor (Book 1)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Piano Sonata in G major (Op. 14, No. 2)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Prelude in E flat major (Op. 23, No. 6)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Prelude 'La Cathédrale Engloutie' (Book 1, No.10)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

'The Man I Love' and 'I Got Rhythm'
Arr. George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Lunchtime recital admission is free, with a retiring collection and a suggested donation of £3. 

Earlier Event: 25 March
Holy Week and Easter Services 2018