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

Amazing achievement for 16 year old

This week we received news that 16 year old Emily Watson-Breeze is playing the Finzi Clarinet Concerto with Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold, North Yorkshire and at 3.30pm on Sunday 16th October in Constance Green Hall, Harrogate. For the past two years she has been a pupil

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Eclogue in Australia

On 26th September this year, students and friends of the Suzuki Violin Studio of Sarah Walters performed Eclogue with Australian organist/pianist and composer Calvin Bowman at the Ballarat Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia. Says Sarah Walters “The students and I find this one of the most breathtakingly beautiful pieces of music we have ever heard

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Five Bagatelles – by candelight

Finzi’s Five Bagatelles will be performed at the Chobham Festival in Surrey, as part of an ‘English Music by Candlelight’ concert on Tuesday, September 27. The venue is St Lawrence’s Church.

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Clarinet concerto on original instrument

This month sees the Clarinet Concerto played in Teddington on 18th June, using the same model of clarinet as it was originally played on. Says clarinettist Tony Lamb “I feel a a particular affinity for this piece, because it was first played by Frederick Thurston, one of whose pupils was my own teacher, Sidney Fell.

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New instrumental arrangement and recording

Aurora Orchestra and Amy Dickson have released a new Decca album of works by Gerald Finzi marking the 60th anniversary of the composer’s death.

It has been received with great enthusiasm …

“Finzi’s own compositions, several presented here in new arrangements by such as Paul Mealor and Mike Sheppard, seem to preserve a quintessentially British

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Finzi in Munich

The choir “Vox nova” plans a cappella concerts entitled “The English Sound” with Finzi’s Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs and pieces from Stanford, Vaughan-Williams, Holst and Elgar. The concerts we be on July 23rd, at 8pm, in Munich’s St. Bonifaz centre, and on July 24th, at 8pm, in Munich Kulturetage Riem.

Eclogue in Minnesota

This month sees a performance of Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra at the University of Minnesota. The Morris Chamber Orchestra, with pianist Kate Bae, will perform on 29th February at 7.30pm. Says Director of Orchestra Alexander Corbett “We look forward to performing this beautiful piece”.

Clarinet Concerto in Slovenia

Clarinettist Dušan Sodja will be performing the Clarinet Concerto on 7th December in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. For more details, visit our events calendar.

Finzi in your lunch break

The Elegy for violin and piano will be performed by Benjamin Baker (violin) and Daniel Lebhardt (piano) on December 1st at 1pm at London’s Wigmore Hall, as part of the YCAT Lunchtime Concert Series. See our events calendar for more details.

In Terra Pax in Wales

To get everyone in the mood for Christmas, Monmouth Choral Society is performing In Terra Pax in its Christmas concert on 12th December at St Mary’s Church, Monmouth.