Graham Fitkin: The Composer Plays

There will be a pre-concert talk by journalist Steph Power (Wales Arts Review, The Stage, The Independent / i) at 7:15pm

Graham Fitkin A programme of music by Graham Fitkin, played by the composer, including Resistances, Running and Breathing, and two world premieres for prepared piano.

The initial presentation of Graham Fitkin’s music at the Festival in the early 1990’s was often characterized by pieces for the uniform sonorities of the piano, solo pieces and multi-piano – especially six piano – pieces. This conscious artistic choice strongly influenced his early ouput. Over time, his work was increasingly sought after and this in turn fuelled a move to an increasingly broad range of instrumental combinations.

Throughout his artistic career to date, however, the piano has remained an important source of inspiration, sometimes eliciting a range of more thoughtful, darker-hued works than the bright lively pieces he is traditionally associated with. Having the composer perform them gives us a special insight into them and there is also no more fitting way to celebrate the finale of the 50th anniversary Festival than with the fascinating range of work on offer tonight from a composer whose long connection with the Festival we value so highly.

Please note: Acapela Studio is a former church. Seats at Acapela Studio – a mixture of tables and chairs, and seats in pews – are unreserved. Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from their wood burning pizza oven. All seating at tables must purchase a pizza. To book a table and tickets, please click “Book online” at the top right of this page.

Although there is disabled access to Acapela, due to the intimate nature of the venue there is no disabled toilet. Please contact Acapela Studio on 029 2089 0862 for further information. We apologise for this inconvenience.


May 24 2019


8:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Acapela, Pentyrch
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