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30th Season 2013-14
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Monday 3rd March 2014
Anthony Zerpa-Falcon

Commences 7.30pm (Hartlepool Town Hall)


Scarlatti: Four Sonatas for solo keyboard.
Beethoven: Sonata in D minor Op 31 No 2
Albeniz: Six pieces from 'Iberia' Suite for solo piano
Evocación / El Puerto / Rondeña / Triana / Malaga / El Albaicín
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No1

Anthony Zerpa-Falcon


Artist Information:

A prize-winner of both national and international competitions, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon has established a reputation for exciting and individual interpretations of a wide repertoire, ranging from Purcell and Rameau to Boulez and Ligeti. He has won prizes at international competitions such as the 44th "Maria Canals de Barcelona", the 2002 Guerrero Foundation in Madrid, the National Federation of Music Societies 1998 Britten/Pears Award, and the Royal Overseas League International Music Competition.

Born in London into an Anglo-Spanish family, Anthony gave his first recital at the age of twelve, and made his concerto debut three years later playing the Schumann Piano Concerto. He has performed across the UK and abroad: in China, Hong-Kong, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands.

He has been invited to perform with orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, the Philharmonie der Nationen, the Neue Westfalen Philharmonie and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, and has given recitals in the South Bank Centre, St John's Smith Square, the Barbican Centre, the Wigmore Hall, the Accademia Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and the Concert Hall of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

In 1991, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music in the class of Joan Havill, attaining a first class honours degree, and winning all the prizes for keyboard, as well as awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Myra Hess Foundation.

After winning the rarely awarded Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix), he was invited to study at the Como Piano Academy in the town of Cadennabia on Lake Como. As one of only six students selected from around the world he received classes for two years from some of the world's leading concert artists and professors, including Dmitri Bashkirov, Murray Perahia, William Grant Nabore, Alicia de Larrocha, Karl Schnabel, Charles Rosen, Fou Ts'ong and Leon Fleisher.

On radio and television in the UK, Anthony has given recitals as part of the BBC Radio 3's Young Artists Forum series, on Radio 2 live from the Chichester International Festival and was a finalist in the 1992 Young Musician of the Year Competition on BBC TV. He has performed for Music
Societies across England, Wales and Scotland, can be heard regularly on national radio in Spain, and has broadcast on both 'Arte' and 'Mezzo', Europe's two leading cultural television stations. He recently gave the World Premieres of the "Concierto para Piano y Orquesta" by the esteemed Spanish composer Juan José Falcón Sanabria in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and in the Auditorio Nacional
in Madrid.

After three years living and working in Madrid, Anthony returned to the UK, and lists among his future engagements concerts in Poland, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Anthony joined RTWCS in 2005; he is not only our rehearsal accompaning pianist, he also often performs as a soloist in concerts with RTWCS and other Tunbridge Wells events - often as a duo with his equally talented wife, Jong-Gyung Park.



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