The Reflection Project is an undertaking of the Dutch/English pianist Kelvin Grout. It is a four year project exploring the lesser performed and recorded piano repertoire of British Composers. Through a series of recordings, concerts and lectures, it is hoped to bring this wonderful, but somewhat neglected music back into the public domain. Recording of the first CD, with music from Frank Bridge (including the Piano Sonata) will take place in the concert hall De Doelen, in Rotterdam, mid-January 2020. Recording will be undertaken by Dutch label, Quintone.
Further news over concerts and future recordings will be posted here regularly.
“On the 15th September during the Piano Wandeling in Culemborg, I performed some of the pieces from Frank Bridge that I intend to record in January. Very few in my audience had heard of this Englishman who wrote some very beautiful and interesting music. The concert was not long enough to play the entire Sonata, but the excerpt I did play was enough to demonstrate the two extremes of this composers writings, from the childlike Pastorals through to the ‘foreboding’ Sonata. The response after the concert was very positive and even though most did not know of Frank Bridge before the concert, they found his music very appealing and the Sonata extremely interesting.
I find so much of the music from the British Isles, has been overlooked and seldom recorded, it is surely time for us in some small way, to change this.
I hope with these concerts and recordings we can bring this music to a new audience, young and old. I look forward to sharing this experience, this journey, with you over the next four to five years. “
(Photo – John Verhagen)
Our crowd funding will start end of November via
Voor de Kunst
Daan Manneke – Composer
Wilma Franchimon – Voorzitter College van Bestuur Codarts
Gertjan Endedijk – Directeur Stichting Nieuwe Veste, Breda
With Grateful thanks to;
Albert van Houwelingen – Quintone Records
De Doelen – Rotterdam