Dynamic musical duo at the Radcliffe Centre

Pianist Viv McLean
Pianist Viv McLean
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Two acclaimed soloists, Viv McLean and David Le Page, will be playing works by Bartok, Elgar and Franck as well as Ravel’s Tsigane at Buckingham’s Radcliffe Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 2.

With a musical partnership spanning more than 18 years, these charismatic players, present an exciting programme of classic favourites and rousing crowd-pleasers .

Winner of the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, pianist Viv McLean has performed in all the major venues in the UK, and with orchestras such as the RPO, Hallé, English Concert Orchestra and the Philharmonia.

He has performed several times in the Buckingham Summer Festival and, more recently, was heard at the Radcliffe Centre in Divine Fire, the story of Chopin and George Sand. Much sought after for his interpretation of Gershwin, in August he launches a new collaboration with the actress Susan Porrett on the life of George Gershwin in music and words.

Guernsey born David Le Page started learning the violin aged seven and at 11 gained a place at the Menuhin School. He became a prize-winner in both the BBC Young Musician Of The Year and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition.

He is president of the European String Teachers’ Association, has his own ensemble, The Harborough Collective, and is leader of the renowned Orchestra Of The Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Also a composer, his new CD, The Re-Invention Of Harmony And Imagination, is a unique blend of jazz, baroque, folk and classical music and has been described as “jaw-droppingly inventive”.

Tickets £10 (students £5) in advance from reception at Yeomanry House on 01280 814080 or Yvonne Evans on 07889 399862 or Yvonne7star@live.co.uk.

Tickets on the door £12 (students £6).