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Our top picks for the weeks ahead...

Celebrating Debussy: Roy Howat (piano)


Internationally renowned pianist and Debussy scholar Roy Howat plays the complete Préludes (book 1) in a recital exploring Debussy’s indebtedness to Chopin and Chabrier, introducing his performance with an illustrated lecture.

Jazz at the University: Trish Clowes (saxophone) and Gareth Williams (piano)


Gareth Williams has unquestionably established himself as one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player, his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of world-class artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band “Us3” through to internationally-renowned jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, George Coleman and Jim Mullen. Described as “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” multi-award winning saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has made quite an impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene. Following her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, in 2008 she won the Peter Whittingham Development Award that allowed her to form her first ensemble, Tangent, followed by her eponymously named CD debut on Basho Records in 2010.

Contemporary Voices: Retorica


Acclaimed violin duo Retorica return to Cardiff to present a project exploring multimedia performance. With a growing international reputation for excellent performances of both classical and more contemporary music, Retorica has been praised by Gramophone magazine for the ‘faultless technique and unfailing insight’ of their playing.