Can you imagine an evening or afternoon filled with beautiful heartfelt piano music, performed by a pianist of great skill and nuance. Well here is your chance to experience a concert by Craig Urquhart - world recognized composer/pianist of beautiful meditative and emotional piano solo music.
Kathy Parsons wrote in (link hidden):
" I defy anyone to duplicate the soulful, honest, and heartfelt expression Urquhart pours into every note and chord. That’s where the magic lies ... it is always a very special experience to be reminded of the power of quiet beauty and simplicity. "
Price Range: $1000 and up, plus transportation and hotel
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
An evening of beautiful soulful and loving piano music.
In the words of reviewer Serge Koslovsky:
It will be perfect not only for rest and relaxation, but for your everyday life because this music gives you strength to live and bravely look into the future. And you are sure that life will bring you only the best in this amazing and wonderful world.
The music of composer/pianist Craig Urquhart is a continuing renewal of faith in beauty and the healing power of music.
Craig has recorded 10 CD's of his original music. His music is heard worldwide and is a favorite on Spotify, Apple Music and Radio Airplay.
His latest CD Calm Seas has been called " truly an outstanding release of the gifted artist." His previous acclaimed albums are: Within Memory, Secret Spaces, Streamwalker , Evocation, Songs Without Words, The Dream of the Ancient Ones, Epitaphs and Portraits and First Light.
Craig has performed throughout the United States, and has also toured in Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Belgium. Craig continues to share his music in new and various ways. He supplied many solo piano works for the soundtrack to the 2010 Teddy Award Winning (Berlinale) film Postcards To Daddy. His music continues to be heard internationally on worldwide airwaves, ranging from Spotify, iTunes, Sirrus Radio, the Essence Radio Program, Whisperings Piano Broadcast and Radio AirPlay.
"... a visionary pianist." –
Freddie Blue Fox,WDST-FM, Woodstock, NY
Craig contributed the first movement of a secular Requiem based on the words of poet Jackie Kay, commissioned for World AIDS Day to benefit Mission Malawi.: The Moon, My Man and I. The Halle Orchestra and Chorus premiered this work conducted by Sir Mark Elder, CBE with soloists Roderick Williams and Rebecca Bottone.
His album of his songs, Secret and Divine Signs with tenor Michael Slattery received Five Star ratings from the BBC Music Magazine and FM Classic Music Magazine. Andrew Stewart in FM Classic Music Magazine wrote: "... the songs of Urquhart, with their seamless tonal melodies and rippling keyboard accompaniments ... transport the listener into a state of tranquil contemplation by Slattery's sincere delivery."
In reviewing First Light Bill Binkleman for Zone Music Reporter wrote: “Craig Urquhart once more shows why he has few equals when it comes to crafting gentle, evocative, and reflective solo piano music on his latest release, First Light.... Urquhart's piano playing is masterfully nuanced, restrained yet intimate, humble in its sincerity without resorting to melodrama or theatrics.”
Additional Booking Notes
You must have a tuned piano acoustic or a fine digital one.
Influences & Inspiration
Chopin, Mendelsohn. Debussy, Satir, George Winston, Keith Jarrett
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