Carducci Quartet with Huw Watkins
Huw Watkinsâ€™ involvement in this yearâ€™s Festival as a featured composer reaches its zenith in this concert, when you can hear him play his own music for piano.
He is joined by contemporary music specialists Carducci Quartet for a performance of his Piano Quintet (2018).
This lively piece couldnâ€™t contrast more sharply withÂ The Wind in High Places,Â from this yearâ€™s other featured composer, John Luther Adams. Inspired by the Alaskan mountains, itâ€™s a sparse, hypnotic string quartet, which regular Festival collaborator, composer Pwyll ap SiÃ´n, has described as â€œbreathtakingâ€.
And if you saw our outdoor performances in 2019 with Astrid the Street Organ, youâ€™ll have come across David Roche, who coordinated the project and introduced the compositions. This time weâ€™ve commissioned David to write a new piece for solo piano, which Huw Watkins will perform in its world premiere in this concert.