21st February 2013
Millfield Senior School
The International Concert Series at Millfield Senior School is part of an exciting and wide ranging programme of development within the Music School featuring all of the visiting performers taking master-classes with Millfield pupils.
Programme to include Steve Reich's Six Pianos.
Booking: Download the booking form or call 01458 444404.
12th November 2011
Piano Circus come to Glasgow with Reich’s complete keyboard works alongside Fitkin’s dancing, pounding three-parter, Log Line Loud and the first performance of Shiva Feshareki's work 'Jack of All Trades'.
Shiva Feshareki made it to the shortlist for BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year 2004, and her new piece fuses electronics and keyboards to stretch the possibilities of the keyboard even further into the realm of the fantastical.
Online booking: www.glasgowconcerthalls.com
4th November 2011
Join Piano Circus for an acoustic concert as part of Time Zones Festival in Southern Italy.
5th October 2011
Piano Circus with The Bowed Piano Ensemble
The Music Department and the Colorado College Cultural Events Fund proudly present the thrilling London group Piano Circus, in a program of contemporary music for six grand pianos.
Programme to include the first performance of Stephen Scott's new work written for Piano Circus and The Bowed Piano Ensemble.
1st October 2011
Montclair State University
"Join us for an atmospheric evening of music and multimedia that will highlight the past, present and future of this hypnotic UK supergroup. The program will include US premieres by Colin Riley*, as well as works by long-time collaborator Graham Fitkin. Sonically complex yet immediately accessible, the six-member Piano Circus has culled influences from all areas of the musical spectrum. Classical, jazz, pop, rock, improvisation and standard composition meld seamlessly to create a sound like no other."
*film created by William Simpson with programming by Simon McCorry
Online booking: www.peakperfs.tix.com
21st May 2011
South Bank Centre
To celebrate the Lang Lang Inspires series of concerts at Southbank Centre there are a series of pop-up piano-inspired performances across Royal Festival Hall. With solos, massed piano jams and concerts, contemporary classical and jazz recitals, players of all ages and abilities share their passion for the piano. Look out for other Pop-Up Piano events between 11am and 6pm on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May.
Join us for some mixed sets in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall on acoustic pianos!
Errki-Sven Tüür - Transmission
Lynne Plowman - Hall of Mirrors
Graham Fitkin - Totti
Martyn Harry - Digging Deeper
Max Richter - Mazuzu Dream
Miguel del Aguila - Conga Line in Hell (arr. David Appleton)
Steve Reich - Six Pianos
13-16th April 2011
As Ensemble in Residence for 2010-11, Piano Circus are curating
a series of interactive masterclasses and performances with young composers
as part of this inspirational scheme.
Wednesday 13th April
10am – 12noon
Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron Secondary School
Tregaron SY25 6HG
Thursday 14th April
10am – 12noon
Ysgol Dyffryn Taf School
Whitland SA34 0BD
Friday 15th April
10am – 5pm
Masterclass and Workshop
Ysgol y Gwendraeth
Llanelli SA14 7AB
Saturday 16th April
Ysgol y Gwendraeth
18th February 2011
21 Kingland Road
Dorset BH15 1UG
Piano Circus explore the crazy world of Conlon Nancarrow who, doubting the abilities of human performers, wrote almost exclusively for pianola: the group will perform one of the fiendish player piano studies. Lynne Plowman's Hall of Mirrors takes the audience on a surreal fairground ride of Chopin waltzes, ragtime, boogie woogie and Liberace whilst Miguel del Aguila's uproarious Conga Line in Hell is a tongue in cheek South American take on Dante's Inferno. Steve Reich's minimalist classic 'Six pianos' - the piece pianocircus formed to play more than 20 years ago is heard here alongside the triptych 'Log, Line, Loud' by Graham Fitkin - three funky essays in keyboard virtuosity from the acclaimed hit CD released by the group in the early 1990's.
Online booking: https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/page/3166/Bookonline/460
Box Office: 0844 406 8666
7th February 2011
Kings Place (Hall Two)
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
Trilogies reflects the diversity of this repertoire and the many changes in the landscape of new music- from Fitkin's punchy, energised post minimalist virtuostic works from 1989-90, to Riley's avant-garde, reflective electronic sound world, for mixed acoustic pianos with treatments and keyboards, written between 2007-2010.
Piano Circus present events that are often theatrically staged to create something different and Trilogies is no exception, with the performance set ‘in the round' so the audience can be drawn into the drama and interplay between the players.
The performance includes the World Premiere of Double Trio by Colin Riley. This commission has been made possible with support from the Britten Pears Foundation.
Online booking: www.kingsplace.co.uk/select-tickets?p=6013
Box Office: 020 7520 1490
11th November 2010
Cheltenham Contemporary Concerts
Holy Apostles' Church
Charlton Kings GL52 6HN
Tüür - Transmission
Reich - Six Pianos
Plowman - Hall of Mirrors
Lang - Face So Pale
Harry - Digging Deeper
Cage - The Beatles 1962-1970
MacLeod - Ellipsis
Fitkin - Totti
"There are not many works written for six pianos which have not been commissioned by this extraordinary ensemble over the past 20 years. Uniquely collaborative in their approach, this will be a memorable musical and visual experience."
Tickets available at Cheltenham Town Hall
Box Office: 0844 576 2210
17th April 2010
The Clore Ballroom
South Bank Centre
Celebrating our 20th anniversary with a series of concerts and projects across the UK, pianocircus will perform a late night concert in The Clore Ballroom, featuring Graham Fitkins's Log, Line, Loud and Steve Reich's iconic Six Pianos performed with an extended line-up of past and present members of the group.
13th April 2010
University Concert Hall
Corbett Road CF10 3EB
pianocircus will be performing works by Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Lynne Plowman and David Lang as part of the School of Music's Tuesday night concert series.
Tickets: £8, £7 (concessions) and £3.50 (students)
Telephone: +44 (0)870 013 1812
Buy on-line at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/cardiffmusic
12th April 2010
Trinity Laban, Conservatoire of music and dance
King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9JF
FLUID PIANO presented by Geoff Smith (pianist, composer and inventor) with Pam Chowhan (pianist and composer)plus a Q&A discussion and demonstration with performance.
The event begins with a duo performancefrom pianocircus pianists Paul Cassidy and Dawn Hardwick Programme to include works by Terry Riley, David Lang and Graham Fitkin.
FREE EVENT for students and staff from Trinity College of Music and Brunel University
18th March 2010
London E2 6HG
Errollyn Wallen curates and performs some of her own music for piano and voice, joined by The Brunel Jazzbridge
15th March 2010
AA109 Antonin Artaud Building
Errollyn Wallen will visit Brunel for a Workshop with student ensemble, Jazzbridge, invited by Piano Circus, Associate Ensemble in the School of Arts, as part of their 20in09 Festival.
13th March 2010
130 Hoxton Street
London N1 6SH
POSTPONED GIG FROM 13TH FEBRUARY
Join pianocircus in our first event to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
Programme to include works by Yumi Hara Cawkwell, David Lang, Andrew Morgan, Lynne Plowman and Kenneth Hesketh.
5th March 2010
6.30-7pm Pre concert talk with Martin Butler
130 Hoxton Street
London N1 6SH
Brew….The Miles Davis Project
notes inégales are one of Europe’s most innovative ensembles. Into the mix tonight; Matt Rogers and Larry Goves, Richard Barrett, Andrew Poppy and more…
Plus duoDorT and DJ Grohs performing Peter Wiegold's La Belle Epoque.
16th February 2010
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Bartók: Subject and Reflection
David Appleton (Piano) with Barbara Gutierrez (artist/film)
Piano Circus pianist David Appleton performs solo piano works by Béla Bartók plus a montage of miniatures (of between two seconds and two minutes in length) reflecting some aspect of Bartók's life and work.
Plus Keyboard Choir and Lorraine Bowen.
Advance tickets: www.wegottickets.com
Or on the Door: £10/£7 concessions
29th November 2009
Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ
pianocircus will perform works by Colin Riley, Graham Fitkin and Miguel del Aguila in this Family Concert.
Tickets: £10 and £6 (under 18s) book tickets here
Tel: 01225 860100
28th October 2009
To launch Sound 2009, pianocircus will perform works by Colin Riley, Lynne Plowman and Graham Fitkin.
Tickets: £10, £8 conc, £5 student and under 18
30th October 2009
Nairn Community Centre
Another chance to hear pianocircus perform works by Colin Riley, Lynne Plowman and Graham Fitkin at SOUND 2009.
Tickets: £8, £5 student and under 18
9th August 2009
Family Music Intro - before Prom 32
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
pianocircus will be featured in this Family Music Intro event to explore the world of the piano.
21st June 2009
Exhibition Road Music Day
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
A free international music and culture festival takes over Exhibition Road on Mid Summer’s Day for London’s version of European Music Day. Classical to urban, folk to jazz, rock to opera, new and established musical acts perform a huge range of styles on a number of indoor and outdoor stages.
We invite enthusiastic and fun loving amateur pianists of all ages to join us for an informative and entertaining workshop based on contemporary repertoire for keyboard ensemble at 11am. The workshop will then be followed by two performances which will include works by David Lang, Steve Reich, Šarunas Nakas and Graham Fitkin.
9th June 2009
THE SOUND SOURCE - Series 2009
Hall 2, Kings Place
London N1 9AG
Celebrate the inspirational thoughts of idiosyncratic philosopher and cultural critic, Slavoj Zizek – 'the Elvis of Cultural Studies'. pianocircus will perform music by Nancarrow, Federico Reuben, Duncan MacLeod and Colin Riley. There'll be a performance by Keyboard Choir, films and sets by emerging artists from Music Orbit. The evening will culminate with a multi-channel Silent Disco.
Tickets: from £9.50 online, from £11.50 offline (price increases nearer performance date).
Tel: 020 7520 1490
14th May 2008
Enterprise Festival 08
The Space, London
pianocircus will premier an installation piece by Federico Reuben
18th April 2008
King's Hall, Armstrong Building
Organised by the International Centre for Music Studies
pianocircus perform newly developed material written especially for the group by students at Newcastle University alongside works by Graham Fitkin, Steve Reich, Martyn Harry and a world premier of a recently commissioned piece by Lynne Plowman.
Tickets: £5 and £3 (concession) available on the door
17th April 2008
pianocircus worskshop with students from Newcastle and Durham Universities.