Anthony Adkins - Piano Solo
Anthony Adkins resides in London and won scholarships to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. Accepting the latter, he studied for five years with Eric Harrison and Bernard Roberts, representing the College in foreign tours and in master classes, including some with Nadia Boulanger. He was a finalist in the Chappell Gold Medal Competition.
Soon after leaving the Royal College of Music, Anthony Adkins was awarded a London début recital at the Wigmore Hall. He then won the coveted Chopin Fellowship from the Polish Government enabling him to work with the eminent Professor Jan Hoffmann at the Academy of Music in Kraków. On completion of these intensive studies, Professor Hoffmann’s assessment of Anthony Adkins was profoundly simple – ‘a great artist.’
Since then, Anthony Adkins has enjoyed a distinguished career and has played for innumerable important occasions. He has frequently appeared at the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank, London and has toured the UK extensively. His engagements in other countries have included Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and the USA. His concerts in London are often given in the presence of the royal family and since 2013 he has given twelve piano recitals in Issigeac, Dordogne which have drawn audiences in excess six hundred people.
He has often been invited to sit on the jury panels for international piano competitions including in Poland and Hong Kong. A programme about him was recorded for BBC radio; he has broadcast on Radio Poland, appeared on German and Sri Lankan television and is piano teacher to a member of the British royal family.
His outstanding reviews from far and wide confirm and emphasise the extent of his formidable international reputation.
“His playing was amazing” Sud Ouest / France
“A virtuoso technique at the service of a perceptive musical mind” The Daily Telegraph / UK
“Command of tone and colour” The Times / UK
“A brilliant pianist” Sudkurier / Germany
“His romantic warmth and fervour were engagingly irrepressible” The Daily Telegraph / UK
“The audience was spellbound” The Times / Richmond
“Spontaneity and flexibility of a high order” Stuttgarter Nachrichten / Germany
J.S. Bach : Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Chorale from Cantata no. 147, arr. by Myra Hess)
F. Chopin : Impromptu op. 29 in Ab major
Waltzes : op.64 no. 2 in C# minor, op.73 & no. 3 in Db major, op. posth. In E major
Polonaise op.26 no. 1 in C# minor
W.A. Mozart : Sonata k.330 in C major
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante cantabile