World renowned pianist preparing for free Brum concert

Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe

First published in ShuttleXtra

WORLD renowned pianist Peter Donohoe CBE is tinkling the ivories in Birmingham on Saturday.

Musicians from the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Worcester Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Saint John, Sinfonia of Birmingham and Eroica Camerata will be joining him.

The concert at St Martin's Church, Bull Ring, on Saturday at 1.30pm is to celebrate the opening of the Kimichi School, Birmingham's new music based secondary school.

Mr Donohoe will be discussing the importance of music in education and then performing Dvorak's 9th Symphony.

Sally Alexander, head of the school, said: "I am absolutely such a renowned musician like Peter is backing the school with this wonderful concert.

"It will be a real treat for music lovers as the concert is free so the atmosphere should be wonderful."

Peter Donohoe is a virtuoso classical pianist, promoter, artistic director and educator and has recorded over 20 classical albums.

He has played every professional symphony orchestra in the UK and Ireland, including annual performances at the Proms for 17 years.

Kimichi School is based in Kings Heath and is an independent fee-paying school specialising in musical education.

For more information about the school visit www.kimichischool.co.uk.

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