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After the success of ‘The Piano Album’ (released through Sony  Classical) and his first tour in 2018,  Alistair  McGowan  is back with this hugely-popular show which  brings  together  all  his  talents.  Along with some classical piano pieces from his  album, Alistair will  also play a variety of short pieces pieces  from  Glass to Chopin,  from Grieg to Debussy, from John Field to Bill Evans.  Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of  each  piece,  each  composer  and  the problems and benefits of starting to learn the piano at the age of 49.  Expect a lot of  beautiful  music  (with  the  odd  mistake!) and  more than a  sprinkling  of  his  trademark  impressions 7:30pm - 9:30pm on Friday, 26th October 2018
Photograph: Christopher Dunlop
 

Alistair McGowan: Introductions to Classical Piano

 
Alistair McGowan, impressionist, stand-up comedian, actor, writer and, latterly, pianist is bringing for one night only his inspirational show to Besbrode Pianos intimate, Steinway showroom
 
Join us on Sunday, 7th April 2019, 19:30pm - 21:30pm
 
 
Venue: Besbrode Pianos, 39 Holbeck Lane, Leeds, LS11 9UL
Email: marketing@besbrodepianos.com
Tel: 0113 2448344
 
Tickets for this event are available for purchase at Eventbrite.
 
After the success of ‘The Piano Album’ (released through Sony Classical) and his first tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with this hugely-popular show which brings together all his talents. Along with some classical piano pieces from his album, Alistair will also play a variety of short pieces pieces from Glass to Chopin, from Grieg to Debussy, from John Field to Bill Evans. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, each composer and the problems and benefits of starting to learn the piano at the age of 49. Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!) and more than a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.
Credit: Sony Music
 
This tour is a whole new way of presenting classical piano music. It is, possibly, the first classical event in the world which has tried to intersperse romantic music with comedy... I simply can’t perform in a room and not have some fun with my favourite impressions. It could well be the first show in which you hear Harry Kane alongside the music of George Gershwin, Jacob Rees Mogg between pieces by Edvard Grieg. - Alistair McGowan
 
About Alistair McGowan
Alistair McGowan is an impressionist, stand-up comedian, actor, writer and, latterly, pianist. His TV credits include The Big Impression, Bleak House, Live At The Apollo and he was one of the voices and writers of the new hit comedy show, The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One). As an actor, he has appeared in the West End in Pygmalion, Cabaret, The Mikado and Little Shop of Horrors (for which he was Olivier-nominated). He devised and performed Sincerely Noel (a musical tribute to Noel Coward) and, in 2016, Erik Satie’s-faction, a one-man play in which he portrayed Erik Satie and played several of his piano pieces. He has also written Radio 4 plays (and fronted Radio 4 documentaries) about Satie and John Field.
 
 
Enjoy a taster from Alistair McGowan 2017 release "The Piano Album" on Sony Music - Gnossienne No. 1
 
Consolation No. 3 in D-Flat Major, S. 172

 
Besbrode Pianos is thrilled to welcome Alistair McGowan to its Leeds showrooms to perform his inspirational show on the final day of The Leeds Piano Festival 2019. The 2019 Leeds Piano Festival takes place between the 28th March – 7th April 2019 and is a celebration of the piano, showcasing outstanding pianists and taking the instrument out of the concert hall and into communities.
The full programme of events can be found at: leedspiano.com.
 
Besbrode Pianos offers an intimate venue experience with limited seating. If you are interested in this event we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.