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.
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As a welcome to 2015, our new year post bag opened with the following note from prize winning student Matthew Scott “I am a final year Postgraduate clarinettist at the Royal Academy of Music and recently won the Wind Section 1st Prize in the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition 2014. Part of the
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We were delighted to receive this seasonal message from from Daniel James Shigo in New York. ‘Hello, I had the immense pleasure of singing the baritone solos in Finzi’s “In Terra Pax” with the choir of Christ Church, New Brunswick, NJ, this past Sunday for the first time, having heard this work more than 20
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As a start to the Finzi festive season, Dies Natalis was performed on 6th December in Buxted, East Sussex, by soprano Sophie Pullen. The piece was originally scored for ‘high voice’ and Gerald had Elsie Suddaby earmarked for the premiere at the three choirs in 1939. World events were to overtake the plan, and the
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We have just received this email from Brian York of Dumfries Choral Society ‘Just to let you know we performed, on Saturday evening last, the beautiful “In Terra Pax” choral work. This was a sensitive rendering of this haunting piece. I did not know it before, but the Choral Society liked it, and I am
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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
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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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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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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).
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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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.