Wild About Transcription… Dominic John
- Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962): Praeludium & Allegro
- 1Praeludium & Allegro06:16
- Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude, BV213a
- 2Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude, BV213a10:35
- Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Sonatine
- 31. Modéré04:37
- 42. Mouvement de Menuet03:03
- 53. Animé04:20
- Samuel Barber (1910–1981): Sonata for Piano, Op.26
- 6I. Allegro energico08:16
- 7II. Allegro vivace e leggero00:00
- 8III. Adagio mesto04:54
- 9IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito04:41
- Earl Wild (1915-2010): Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
- 10I. Introduction00:11
- 11II. Jasbo Brown Blues01:46
- 12III. Summertime03:12
- 13IV. Oh, I Can't Sit Down01:42
- 14V. My Man's Gone Now03:26
- 15VI. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'02:50
- 16VII. Buzzard Song02:17
- 17VIII. It Ain't Necessarily So04:13
- 18IX. Bess, You Is My Woman04:37
- 19X. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York02:35
- 20XI. Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way01:28
Info for Wild About Transcription…
Willowhayne Records is delighted to announce the release of Wild About Transcription, performed by international pianist Dominic John. Recorded in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London, this release features a dazzling display of virtuosity through a broad selection of repertoire, including the rarely recorded Vaneyev transcription of Kreisler's Praeludium & Allegro to Earl Wild's Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
Dominic John, piano
Dominic’s artistry has won him several prizes including First Prize in the 22nd Brant International Piano Competition, British Music Society Awards, R.C.M Chappell Gold Medal, a Director’s Golden Jubilee Award at the RCM, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition as well as a laureate of the Corpus Christi, U.S.A. International Competition for Piano and Strings. Performances in the UK include the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin-in- the-Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and the Barbican Hall. Overseas he has played in France, Holland, Poland, America, Korea and Japan.
He studied at Chethams School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music where he held the RCM Society Junior Fellowship from 2004-2006. A versatile musician, Dominic is in demand as a soloist, member of various chamber ensembles and accompanist to a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists.
Concerto performances include Beethoven Emperor, Grieg, Liszt No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman, performances of Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2012 he participated in a fascinating JANET Arts Event at the RCM, using LOLA technology, to accompany a live instrumentalist in Edinburgh whilst being in the London studio. He recently founded a lunchtime con- cert series in London, ‘Munster Square Music Live‘ and released his first album Variations With Sound. Dominic is on the faculty of the Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music.