Luke Jones at St Barnabas Perivale

Luke Jones at St Barnabas Perivale
Beethoven op 53 and Schubert Wanderer
Some very beautiful playing.
Unfortunately I arrived only to hear the end of the Wanderer and missed the Waldstein so cannot make any detailed comments.
But glad to see that Carlo Grante was right when he told me about this young welsh boy who had come to study with him in Calabria .
Having studied with Eva Warren,Andrew Wilde and Murray McLachlan he has now been working at the RNCM first with Frank Wibaut and now with Dina Parakhina.
It was at the RNCM last summer that I heard him in one of the most beautiful performances of Brahms Paganini BK 2.
Today only confirmed my first impression of a musician who actually listens to himself and has the technical means to approach the great piano repertoire with fresh intelligent young ears.
A beautiful Chopin Mazuka as an encore just confirmed his notable musical credentials .
He can be heard again in Perivale this time at St Mary’s on February 5th .
Glad to see that Dr Hugh Mather has taken him under his wing in his remarkable season of some of the most talented young musicians in London.
Of course how could I not pay a visit to that other remarkable artist in Perivale Dariusz Lewicki at the Clock Gallery ,147 Pitshanger Lane .
It was he who repaired the carriage clock for my dear 105 year old friend which gave her such pleasure to see on her wall ticking away until her dying day.
Dariusz Lewicki a master clocksmith in Perivale ….
must be the air in these parts that such artists  thrive on !

                                       Joan’s beloved carriage clock
Joan bequeathed it to me in her will and I went to tell the clocksmith that it was in caring hands.

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