Dominic Degavino

Series: Season 14 2023-2024
Date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 - 7:00pm
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

We are delighted to welcome back to Sandbach pianist Dominic Degavino who performed for us so brilliantly in 2008. A prize winner at the Royal Over-seas League competition his programme for us is ‘A Song and Dance – piano pieces by Schumann and Liszt, with a sprinkling of something more unusual…’

5:00pm Pre-concert Early Bird meal at La Casa Mia (not included in the ticket)

Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series


6:30pm Doors open

7:00: Spotlight Concert

Music performed by talented young people from Sandbach

7:30 Intermission

Art Exhibition by  Sandbach Art Club, Refreshments

8:00 Main Concert

Amy Beach – Two Piano Pieces, Op. 54
I. Scottish Legend
II. Gavotte Fantastique

Thomas Adès – Three Mazurkas, Op. 27
I. Moderato, molto rubato
II. Prestissimo molto espressiveo
III. Grave, espressivo

Franz Liszt – Two Concert Etudes, S. 145
I. Waldesrauschen
II. Gnomenreigen

Robert Schumann – Kreisleriana, Op. 16
I. Äußerst bewegt
II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
III. Sehr aufgeregt
IV. Sehr langsam
V. Sehr lebhaft
VI. Sehr langsam
VII. Sehr rasch
VIII. Schnell und spielend


Pianist Dominic Degavino has performed concerts in venues across the United Kingdom and
beyond, including solo performances at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, London as a
Park Lane Group artist, at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Lichfield and Edinburgh
festivals, among others. Concerto appearances include performances with the Manchester
Camerata and RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
Dominic has achieved considerable competition success, including winning the RNCM Gold
Medal Competition, 3 rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal in France, and
keyboard section prizes of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists
Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition. He has performed
extensively as a member of both the Tillett Trust DEBUT and the Countess of Munster Trust
recital schemes.
He studied in Manchester with tutor Helen Krizos, at both Chetham's School of Music and the
Royal Northern College of Music, before later undertaking postgraduate studies at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied with Charles Owen and
Noriko Ogawa. During this time, he also took part in masterclasses with eminent pianists such
as Lang Lang, Richard Goode, Imogen Cooper, Peter Frankl and John O'Conor.
Alongside work as a soloist, he is a passionate chamber musician, accompanist, and jazz
player, performing extensively and winning prizes with a wide array of ensembles, including
the Mithras Trio (current BBC New Generation Artists) and with flautist Meera Maharaj.