John Bailey – Markson Pianos 2017 Concert Series

Publish Date: 18 July 2017

The pianist, composer, musical director and composer John Bailey is set to perform as part of our Markson Pianos 2017 Concert Series on Wednesday 26th July at 7pm. John completed a postgraduate masters degree in jazz performance at Guildhall School of Music, where he trained as a jazz pianist, and has also completed fellowship diploma (FRSM) in classical piano performance, when he specialised in the work of Ravel. The performance will include Chopin’s Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54, Albeniz’s El Puerto (from ‘Iberia’ Book 1), Bogdanović’s Memorabilia and Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit. Tickets for the performance are £8 on the door or pre-booked, and £4 concessions.

In 2009, John Bailey released the album Silent Compositions. The pieces were originally commissioned as a musical contemplation for Colin Wilson’s photographic exhibition of the same name, with the work first being performed in 2007 at the Derby Museum & Art Gallery. The album is currently available on Bandcamp.

Tickets are available through our site here – Concert Series

The History of our Concert Series

The Markson Concert Series was first launched in 2010, when Concert Grands and various musical events were showcased at London’s St Mary Magdalene Church. The musical events forming the series have included dance, contemporary music, poetry and classic and jazz recitals.

The Church of St Mary Magdalene is located in Munster Square, Camden Town. The church was designed by RC Carpenter. It has been branded as the ‘most artistically correct new church in London’ and was completed in 1852. Alterations were made in the mid-to-late 19th century, including a new crypt and north isle. The church is built from ragstone and features Welsh slate roofs and Baltic fir collar-braced trusses, with frescoes and marbles helping form the elegant interior.

How Markson began

The history of Markson Pianos stretches back to the start of the 20th century. It began with Lewis Markson renovating pianos at his home. His grandsons Simon and Julian are now the Managing Director and Chairman of Markson Pianos. Markson is now one of London’s most noted piano retailers, offering pianos for sale and hire as well as valuable restoration services and maintaining the highest standards to remain at the forefront of the market. Having supplied pianos to homes not only in the UK but across the world, the company is regarded as one of the most reputable in its field. Markson’s pianos are a common sight at high-profile events and have been played by illustrious figures at various concert halls and other prestigious events.

Markson have prices and products to suit all budgets and can cater for beginners, professionals and everyone in between. The team have the experience and expertise needed to help you source the perfect instrument for your requirements, including new and second hand pianos which have all been selected with the utmost care. All pianos are regulated and prepared carefully before delivery is made. We hope to see you at St Mary Magdalene on the 26th.

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