Saturday 24th March 2018, 7.45 pm, St Wilfrids Church:

THE WILLSHIRE DUO (piano duet)


The Willshire Duo is comprised of husband and wife team Philippa Harrison and James Willshire. The internationally acclaimed Duo regularly tours around the UK performing a wide variety of repertoire on one or two pianos, from Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals and Britten’s works for two pianos to new commissions such as Duelogue by Rory Boyle. In addition to their performance work Philippa and James are keen educationalists, giving masterclasses and promoting music in schools.

In 2015 the Duo were invited to attend a winter residency at the Banff Centre where they premiered their new commission Duelogue by Rory Boyle. Past concerts include return visits to the Fairfield Halls, recitals at the Bridgewater Hall and the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, and educational concerts with the Lilliput and Concertini concert series. The Duo are currently Making Music Selected Artists for the 2018-2019 season.

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Concert Programme:
                Schubert: Four Polonaises D. 599
                Debussy: Six Epigraphes antiques
                Ronald Stevenson: Two Chinese Folk Songs
                Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade