PIANO prodigy Thomas Nickell will be joining Orchestra of the Swan to perform at Stratford Artshouse on Tuesday (July 11).
The 18 year-old American pianist, composer and Young Steinway Artist is considered one of the most promising emerging classical artists.
He has joined forces with Orchestra of the Swan’s s artistic director David Curtis to present a diverse performance of works by Dvorák, Mozart, and Schubert, along with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and a special arrangement of fellow American composer Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.
This will be the young musician’s second professional trip to the UK, following his European concert tour in 2016.
Thomas said: “Performing with David and Orchestra of the Swan is unlike playing with anyone else.
“The pure spirit and love that they have for what they are doing and their ability to transfer that love directly to their audience through their music is amazing.”
Thomas, who lives in New York, has already performed at the city’s famous Carnegie Hall more than a dozen times and toured across the globe.
In January of last year he made his debut with the Orchestra Fiati di Ancona under the leadership of Maestro Mirco Barani, where hundreds of people had to be turned away when the performance sold out in less than an hour.
Thomas will stay in the UK after his tour to record Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with Orchestra of the Swan, ahead of their performance of it at Carnegie Hall in June 2018.
Visit www.stratfordartshouse.co.uk for tickets and further details.