Wed, 19 Oct|
C. Bechstein Centre Manchester
C. Bechstein Recital Series with Adrian Lord
Join us for an evening of relaxing original compositions from Adrian's albums 'Piano Meditations', 'Sky Blue Piano' and 'Journey - Twelve Romances for Piano'.
Time & Location
19 Oct 2022, 18:30 – 19:30
C. Bechstein Centre Manchester, 7-9 Tib St, Manchester M4 1AD, UK
About the event
We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Adrian Lord for Octobers programme in our FREE recital series here at the C. Bechstein Centre Manchester!
Tickets for this recital are completely FREE and all guests will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly/non-alcoholic alternative. Tickets are limited, so if you would like to attend please call us on 0161 527 7677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your seat.
Likewise, if you are unable to make the event after booking, please call or email to let us know so we can offer your seat to another guest. For those who cannot attend in person, we will also live stream the event via our YouTube channel, a link will be provided nearer the time.
The programme includes original compositions:
Sky Blue Piano
The Misty Isle
Journey - Twelve Romances for Piano
Time to Remember
About Adrian Lord
Adrian Lord is a classical British pianist and composer, based in the historic market town of Knutsford, who studied at the world renowned Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, before honing his craft at Colchester Institute’s School of Music. Here, he studied composition with Alan Bullard and Christopher Ball, and won the Canon Jack award for Piano Performance under the tuition of Martin Hughes and Robert Bell.
In 2016 Adrian released his debut album, ‘Journey – Twelve Romances for Piano’. A mesmerising reflection of his inspirational journey as a composer, the album was recorded at Crear – a dramatic location on the west coast of Scotland. ‘Sky Blue Piano’, his second album, was recorded on a return visit to Crear. Released in 2018, it features 12 original, uplifting pieces.
His latest collection of calming compositions, ‘Piano Meditations’ is played with an unhurried feel and a relaxed approach to time. As with his earlier albums, it is available both on CD and as a beautifully bound collection of sheet music for aspiring pianists. With a joyful, melodic style that his listeners describe as tranquil and relaxing, Adrian is a regular on the concert circuit, performing at venues across the UK. He spends much of his time composing new pieces on a reconditioned 1929 C. Bechstein grand piano, which is his pride and joy.
During the pandemic, he won new followers through twice-weekly Facebook Lives. Described as a “must-watch” online piano performance by Pianist magazine, it was a wonderful opportunity for Adrian to connect with his listeners and help them relax.
With a lifelong love of music, which spans the decades (and genres), Adrian loves everything from classical pieces to progressive rock and cites Beethoven, Brahms, Jeff Lynne and Rick Wakeman (who he had the great pleasure of meeting at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester) as his main musical influences.
A keen walker and explorer, nature is an endless source of inspiration for Adrian. His favourite places include the stunning Scottish Islands and the breathtaking Lake District, where to date he has climbed 149 of the 214 Wainwright Fells.
“Stressed out? - Well, we'd come to the right place for a blissful hour with pianist, Adrian Lord." - Buxton Fringe (2022)
“Easily accessible and pianistically written, keeping the listener on their toes” - Pianist Magazine (2019)