Joe Howson (piano): The Musicians’ Company #MiddayMusic

Joe Howson joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after being awarded our #RoyalCollegeofMusic Lambert Scholarship in 2017. Here he performs Kapustin's Sonata No. 2, Op. 54, 3rd and 4th movements. Joe says: "Kapustin has always been one of my favourite composers to play: his music is innovative, idiomatic, and full of life. I chose to present this piece in light of his passing in July this year, at the age of 82. These two movements show the range of Kapustin's writing. The slow movement is a dreamlike improvisation, with beautiful harmonies and a surprise 'bass solo' in the middle! The finale is a tour de force, playfully exploiting a complex time signature and displaying a wide range of pianistic techniques. I hope you enjoy it! I am a pianist based in London working across a wide range of disciplines, including ballet and contemproary dance, orchestral playing, poetry and spoken work, choir leading, accompaniment and chamber music. I currently hold a Piano Fellowship with the Philharmonia Orchestra and am enrolled on the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's NEXT training programme. Prior to this, I studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, and have also trained withthe BBC Symphony Orchestra 'Pathways' Scheme, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, British Youth Opera, and London Sinfonietta Academy." -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - About our Lambert Scholarships- -------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at #MiddayMusic is supported by generous donations from the public, and funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists -