Core Memory Concerts invites you to join us on Saturday, November 11, 2017 to meet the young British pianist Tom Hicks and listen to a program of music by Beethoven, Janáček, Debussy, and Prokofiev.

Program (tentative)

Composer Work Year
Leoš Janáček In the Mists 1912
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 1814
Claude Debussy Preludes (IV, VI, X - Book 1) 1909-1913
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat, Op. 84 1944

About the Artist

Tom Hicks is a 23-year-old concert pianist from Guernsey, an island in the English Channel. During his early years, he studied privately with Mervyn Grand. He gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music in 2009, studying with Murray McLachlan, with whom he continued on the prestigious joint course at The Royal Northern College of Music and The Manchester University.

Tom has been doing graduate work in the United States since 2015. He first studied with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, earning his Masters degree in Spring 2017. He is now working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University, where he studies with James Giles.

Tom has an expansive repertoire spanning from Scarlatti and Bach through to Shchedrin and Silvestrov. He has performed in venues such as The Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, The Pump Rooms in Bath and The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. In 2017-2018, Tom completes his second cycle of Rachmaninov Concerti with the Stockport Symphony Orchestra. This follows his first cycle with the Guernsey Sinfonietta and conductor Sebastian Grand in 2015. Tom has also appeared as soloist in Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals with orchestras across the UK.

Tom is grateful for financial assistance from the BWCI Foundation and Rothschild.