Gerald Finzi

Welcome to the official Gerald Finzi website - and a direct link to Gerald's family. If you're planning to perform any of Finzi's work in the near future, or have any Finzi-related news, please let us know through the contact page on this site and we'll make sure it receives due prominence here. If you're looking for news of upcoming concerts featuring Finzi's music, please click here to go to our events calendar.

LATEST NEWS

Finzi in Philadelphia

Roger Graham has sent us this update on the performance of Eclogue in suburban Philadelphia “David Pasbrig, pianist and the West Jersey Chamber Music Society will be performing Eclogue (along with Bloch’s Concerto Grosso #1 and Bach’s Piano Concerto #1, BWV 1052) on Saturday, November 1, at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Moorestown, New

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Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November…

For all those musicians planning to apply for a grant from the Finzi Trust, apply soon. It is an amazing chance for aspiring musicians to get a grant towards a project of any musical type, but not just about Finzi! The deadline is soon approaching, on the 5th November.

Find out more here: http://www.geraldfinzi.org/02-finzitrust/scholarship_awards.php

To apply,

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Finzi Premiere in Hawaii

Just received from Timothy Carney in Hawaii…. “I have conducted the first performances of ‘In terra pax’ the Bridges part-songs, and ‘Dies Natalis’ over the years in Hawaii; this Sunday (29th June) we will perform ‘Eclogue’ for piano and string orchestra in another Hawaii premiere, with members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Eric Schank

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Message from Maryland

May 2014 – It’s always marvellous to have feedback on Finzi’s music from all over the world. Pianist Dr James Lyons and his fiance, clarinetist Alison Welborne are performing the Romance and Carol from the Five Bagatelles on Sunday, 18th May for the spring recital of the young wind, piano,and voice students at Bishop Walsh

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Fame for Finzi…another hat-trick

Gerald Finzi has once again made it into the ClassicFm Hall of Fame with three pieces – the Clarinet Concerto (280) the Five Bagatelles (184), and the Eclogue (120).

Looking forward to the spring

March saw the performance of the Ode for St Cecilia at Exeter School, and in May Finzi’s work is featured on both sides of the Atlantic, with Lo the Full, Final Sacrifice in New York, My Spirit Sang All Day in Minnesota, the Eclogue in Glasgow, two performances at the English Music Festival in Dorchester,

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Bagatelles by the Sea

Clarinetist C. Winfield Swarr and pianist Hiroko Miyake Dutton are performing the Five Bagatelles, within a programme of classical sonatas, on 9th March in Westport, Connecticut. The performance is at the Westport Library  at 2pm and admission is free.

On the radio…

We have just heard from Simon Jarvis about a radio broadcast in UK on 13th February. He will be introducing a performance of Gerald’s Five Bagatelles on Radio 3 at 7.35am with Clemency Burton-Hill as part of the Breakfast show, which features the Best of British music playlist. The programme starts at 6.30am so tune in

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In Terra Pax – London and New York

At this Christmas time, Finzi’s In Terra Pax is being performed in two of the world’s greatest cities. First it’s the turn of London on 14th December, when the the Nonsuch Singers Chamber Choir include it in their selection of Christmas pieces at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. This is followed on 17th December in Carnegie Hall, when

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Australian premiere

December 1st sees Requiem da Camera performed for the first time in Australia “This, our last concert of the year is a unique event. Alongside Faure’s much loved Requiem we will be presenting the Australian premiere of Gerald Finzi’s rarely performed Requiem da Camera with orchestra.” says the director of the Sydney-based Coro Innominata chamber choir.