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    Angela Brownridge

     
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    “One of the world’s finest pianists.”                                                

     

     New York Times

     

    “...true genius...passionate, rhapsodic and totally compelling...a marvellously exciting artists with a strong sense of musical structure.”

     

    The Guardian, London

     

    “...amazing technique and tonal splendour...wonderful clarity and dramatic force...electrifying authority of which passion and dedication were the keynotes.  She is an artist of the highest calibre, and this was playing of the highest order.”

     

    Daily Telegraph, London

     

    “...velvety keyboard touch...stunningly beautiful tone and extraordinary command of nuance.  She gave one of the finest and most riveting performances I have ever heard.”

     

    Fairfield Halls,  Croydon

     

    “It was some of the most remarkable and moving playing that will remain in this critic’s memory.” “Her performances were passionate, rhapsodic, and totally compelling.  Angela Brownridge is a marvellously exciting artist, and a wonderfully assertive pianist with a strong sense of musical structure.”

     

    The Guardian

     

    “Brownridge is on commanding form…her fine-honed Debussy shimmers iridescently”                   

     

     DVD review 2007, Julian Haylock,  Classic fm Magazine

     

    “In my opinion Angela Brownridge is the best Gershwin exponent around.”

     

    Rodney Greenberg, Gershwin Biographer

    In common with other great artists such as Jacqueline du Pré and Shura Cherkasky, Angela Brownridge began her life in an atmosphere of freedom and individuality, virtually impossible to find today. Under the guidance of Maria Curcio, who had been a pupil of Schnabel for years, she absorbed the ability to produce every nuance of the piano, and to present music flexibly and persuasively. Instead of concentrating on a single method of piano technique, or on continual displays of brilliance, Angela learned to deal with the differing requirements of a varied range of composers which recalls Cortot in his prime. Indeed, by realising that many pianists of a bygone age, such as Cortot, Lipatti, Solomon, and Rubinstein, played with far more individuality, magic and inspiration than has become the fashion, she was able to develop her own unique musical personality.

    A child prodigy, equally talented in composition, extemporisation, and technically brilliant, Angela first performed in public at the age of seven, a year later had several pieces published and by the age of ten had given her first concerto performance. Her studies continued at Edinburgh University, in Rome with Guido Agosti and in London with Maria Curcio. Since then Angela has appeared in all the major London concert halls, and has visited Eastern and Western Europe, the USA, Canada, and the Far East, as well as performing extensively in the UK. She has been a soloist with many leading orchestras and conductors, also broadcasting regularly for the BBC and other radio stations throughout the world.

    Angela’s recordings with EMI, Meridian, Hyperion, United, BMG, and Classic FM have received worldwide critical acclaim, several being voted "Critics’ Choice" by Hi-Fi News. Her recorded repertoire is very varied, including some first ever collections of the complete piano music of Barber and Gershwin. In 2004 Angela recorded the complete piano works of Kenneth Leighton. Leighton, who died in 1988, has been described as "the most important British composer of piano music of the twentieth century". In 2007 Angela was invited to launch the first in a series of DVDs entitled “Piano Maestros” in which she discusses the music she performs and talks about her life as a concert pianist. Most recently Angela has recorded music by the three great pianist composers - Schumann,  Chopin and Liszt - for Cameo Classics. She has also appeared on BBC TV in programmes which have involved her in discussion about the music she has performed and is in demand for lecture recitals and masterclasses, and as an adjudicator.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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