Natalia Williams-Wandoch’s piano recital for Chatteris Music Society at the church of St.Peter and St. Paul, Chatteris on Saturday 26th July 2014

In a bid to encourage more interest in the arts in the Chatteris area, Chatteris Music Society organized a highly successful piano recital in St. Peters’ and St. Paul’s Church on Saturday.
The concert featured Polish/British pianist Natalia Williams-Wandoch, who played a programme packed with works by two very different composers: Brahms and Gershwin. She also performed ‘Combination Rag’ by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin and the three movements of Debussy’s ‘Estampes’.
Natalia is a highly talented and successful pianist and it is no surprise that she has won numerous competitions and is a member of staff at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London. She will also be joining the staff at the King’s School Ely in September. She has a phenomenal technique and in this concert, she caught the idiosyncrasies of the composers perfectly. The powerful full chords of Brahms, the exquisite underlying tension of Gershwin’s off-beat rhythms and Debussy’s fluid harmonies and charismatic melodies were captured beautifully by her in the cool interior of this enchanting church. In ‘Combination Rag’ Natalia showed she fully understood the workings of the composition as she kept its catchy melody constantly in our minds in her thoughtful performance.
The next concert organized by the Chatteris Music Society will be on Saturday 15th November 7.30 pm in at St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church Chatteris, featuring the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra. For tickets call 01354669104/692009.
To join Chatteris Music Society send details of you name address, phone number and email with a cheque addressed to ‘Chatteris Music Society’ to Mrs. Joan Deller, 11 Windsor Close, Chatteris PE16 6DH. Membership fees are: single £7.50, couple £10.00, children and students under 16 are free.

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