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“Christopher Langdown’s programme at the Wigmore Hall was certainly a demanding one, but a challenge to which he rose admirably. Throughout the evening, Langdown’s playing was exemplary….with such undoubted musicality and total pianistic technique at his disposal, we looked forward to Langdown’s own work, Deo Omnis Gloria, a striking and original piece of positive and compelling expression which was also extremely well laid out for the instrument. Needless to say, the performance was thoroughly convincing” Musical Opinion Sept 2009
Christopher Langdown has been widely acclaimed as both a soloist and chamber musician. Born in Sutton Coldfield, he graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in London after completing six years of study. In recognition of his musicianship, Christopher was nominated at the RCM to perform the music of Shostakovich to the legendary exponent Tatiana Nikolaeva and was further distinguished in being twice selected by The Wall Trust as a piano scholar of “outstanding talent”.
Christopher has acquired numerous awards and was finalist and prize-winner in the 1997 Brant UK Pianoforte Competition which attracted artists from around the world. He has since given recitals at the major London concert halls, including Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, LSO St Luke’s and St John’s Smith Square, and has appeared at music festivals throughout the UK and Europe. As a concerto soloist he has performed popular concertos such as the Rachmaninov No.2, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto as well as more unusual works such as J.S Bach’s Concerto for 4 Keyboards BWV 1065.
Alongside his concert career, Christopher is Head of Piano at The Kingsley School in Leamington Spa and has previously been a visiting teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department and Royal Academy of Music in London.
Moritz Moszkowski: 4 Moments Musicaux, Op. 84
No. 1 in B flat major
No. 2 in F major
No. 3 in C minor
No. 4 in G major
Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 2
No. 3. La Puerta del Vino
No. 5. Bruyeres
No. 6. General Lavine - eccentric
No. 7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
No. 8. Ondine
No. 10. Canope
No. 12. Feux d'artifice
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "Tempest"
I. Largo - Allegro
Frank Bridge: Dramatic Fantasia
Christopher Langdown: Deo Omnis Gloria
II. Lake of Gennesaret
Alexander Scriabin: 3 Pieces, Op. 2
3 Pieces, Op. 2: No. 1. Etude in C sharp minor
Alexander Scriabin: 12 Etudes, Op. 8 (1894)
No. 1 in C sharp major
No. 2 in F sharp minor
No. 5 in E major
No. 9 in G sharp minor
No. 11 in B flat minor
No. 12 in D sharp minor
Erik Satie: 3 Gnossiennes
3 Gnossiennes: Gnossienne No. 1
“Christopher Langdown has a lovely tone, smooth legato and a technique equal to the pianistic challenges in this programme.”
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