Top pianist Jeremy Denk to perform at the Glassworks

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Top-class virtuoso pianist Jeremy Denk will perform in Londonderry’s Glassworks as part of 8th Walled City Music Festival, June 2-5.

The artistic directors have announced, Mr Denk, as the second outstanding guest artist from the world of classical music as part of the line-up for the local chamber music festival.

Denk will perform on Saturday June 4 in the atmospheric surrounds of The Glassworks.

Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, an artist the New York Times hails as someone ‘you want to hear no matter what he performs’. This June Denk joins the WCMF line-up with a stunning programme including works by Byrd, Bach and Schubert as well as a series of ragtime music by composers such as Stravinsky, Hindemith and Ives.

Denk’s performances have been described as “exhilarating”, with “jaw-dropping virtuosity” and “extraordinarily powerful”.

Walled City Music Executive Director, Matthew Greenall, said: “We are delighted that Jeremy Denk has agreed to perform at this year’s Walled City Music Festival.

“Jeremy is one of the world’s most innovative programmers and is a natural communicator as well as a consummate musician.”

He said it was a privilege to be able to bring such a top quality performer to the Maiden City.

Mr Greenall said his performance at the Proms in London last year was incredible and that those who are lucky enough to catch him when he visits Londonderry will not be disappointed.

“His recital at the 2015 BBC Proms in London was a highlight of their chamber season, and we look forward to welcoming him to Derry for what will be a very special concert.”

The Walled City Music Festival will take place from 2nd to 5th June in The Glassworks venue and tickets, priced £10/£5, are now available via the Cultúrlann Box Office or online at www.culturlann-doire.ie.