A rising young piano star and passionate performer, Dominic Degavino was recently a prize winner at the Royal Over-seas League competition. Concert supported by the Royal Over-seas League.
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
Art Exhibition by Angela Munslow from Sandbach Art Club
raffle in aid of the STC Mayor's Charity
8:00 Main Concert
II. Oiseaux tristes
III. Une barque sur l'océan
IV. Alborada del gracioso
V. La vallée des cloches
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 111
I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
‘Degavino’s a pianist worth watching’ – The Times
‘A marvel of polyrhythmic interplay, rendered here with due panache’ – Classical Source
Dominic Degavino grew up in Milton Keynes, and started studying the piano when he was six years old. Soon after, he gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music, where he studied for eight years, followed by studies as an ABRSM Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music in
Manchester, all under the tutelage of Helen Krizos.
In recent years, Dominic has achieved considerable competition success, including winning the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, 3 rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano Epinal in France, the Foundazione Antonio Carlo Monzino prize at the Imola International Piano Awards,
first prize in the Orpheus Musician of the Year Competition and prizes at the Brant International Piano Competition and Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. Recently, he was also the keyboard section winner of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition.
He has performed concerts in venues across the United Kingdom and beyond, including performances at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, London as a Park Lane Group artist, as well as at St. Martin-in- the-fields, London, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Lichfield and Edinburgh festivals, among others. Concerto appearances include performances with the Manchester Camerata and RNCM Symphony Orchestra, and he has taken part in masterclasses with eminent pianists such as Lang Lang, Richard Goode, Peter Frankl and John O' Conor.
Dominic is also a keen chamber music pianist and accompanist, and his work in this field has won him numerous prizes, including the Elsie Thurston Prize, Paganini prize and the Norman
George Violin Scholarship at RNCM (with Violinist Tom Mathias). He also enjoys playing Jazz, and has appeared regularly with the RNCM Big Band, with whom he has broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Dominic is now continuing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with tutors Charles Owen and Noriko Ogawa. He is generously supported by Help Musicians UK and the South Square Trust.