Alexander Soares is a pianist I admire very much. We met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama while we were both enrolled on the doctoral programme (DMus). I can never forget his amazing performance of Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles… at the Milton Court Concert Hall. I’m very happy and lucky to be working with him towards a new set of piano etudes which I hope will be an important contribution to the solo piano repertoire. We’ve been testing ideas and I’ve been getting a lot of valuable feedback in terms of piano technique and idiomatic notation.
Below are some pictures of our first working session at LSO St. Luke’s. The London Symphony Orchestra staff has been immensely supportive and deserves a special thanks. This includes the excellent AV team at St. Luke’s which recorded the session.