Events

Anthony Hewitt at The OSO

A recital by internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Anthony Hewitt

Tickets £20

Described by Gramophone magazine as “a remarkably gifted artist”, Anthony Hewitt’s communicative and virtuosic pianism has won him many plaudits worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

Anthony Hewitt is regarded as one of Britain’s most gifted pianists, and, since winning the prestigious William Kapell Competition in Washington D.C., has enjoyed a prolific performing career spanning two decades, including concerto appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra in the U.S.A., and the English Chamber Orchestra at London’s Royal Festival Hall. He has given eight recitals at Wigmore Hall and received critical acclaim for recordings on Naxos, Divine Art, and Champs Hill Records, and recently recorded for Decca.

He enjoys a diverse musical life as festival director, professor of piano at Birmingham Conservatoire, and chamber musician; the latest CD of his trio (Dimension Piano Trio), was described in The Sunday Times as “played with a rare richness and depth”.

In 2012 he gained the admiration of the music world and beyond by cycling 1200 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats and giving a concert every night, raising over £13,000 for charity.

 

Rowan Hudson’s Passing Ships at The OSO

Rowan Hudson’s Passing Ships are a 5 piece ensemble playing original music which touches on jazz and folk influences in a minimalist setting, evoking oceans and seas. Their self titled debut album was released in 2019.

 

Sophie Creaner – Clarinet

Sophie English – Cello

Rowan Hudson – Piano

JJ Stillwell – Double Bass

Angus Bishop – Drums/Percussion

 

Tickets £15

 

Hudson delivers a project full of cool jazz harmonies, pictorial sounds tinted with Delius-esque passages, and humorous textures. – review of Rowan Hudson’s debut album Passing Ships by ArtMuseLondon

Rowan Hudson is a pianist and composer working within Jazz and Minimalist music. Moving to London in mid-2011, he studied Jazz at Middlesex University and since then has formed several groups and played with some of London’s leading musicians as well as touring Germany and the UK.

His main creative outlet is his Passing Ships, a 5 piece group put together to perform his music. As well this Rowan leads his own Piano trio featuring JJ Stillwell (Bass) and Angus Bishop (Drums). He also plays in the 6 piece Jazz group Nattacackle and works as the pianist for the singer Richard Hadfield.

His debut album Passing Ships was released in spring 2019