Introducing Warren Mailley-Smith, award-winning concert pianist & Chopin expert

Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith will be performing a selection of works by the great romantic composer, Frederyk Chopin (1810-1849) on Friday night.  His music ranks amongst the most important ever written for the piano and, unusually for many composers, his music has enjoyed enduring popularity ever since it was first written.
Tonight’s programme contrasts a number of Chopin’s well-known masterpieces with some of his lesser known and unjustly neglected music, written in his formative teenage years.
Chopin’s music is characterised by beautiful melodies, romantic harmonies with combining virtuosity and poetry in equal measure!
About Warren
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Award-winning concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith

The award-winning concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith has made his solo debuts to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall London and Carnegie Hall, New York.  In 2011 he made his much anticipated debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto.

Warren is in increasing demand as a solo concert artist, having been described recently by Classic FM as’Stunning…’, ‘Fantastic…’  ‘Sensational’, ‘Huge UK talent…’, ‘Gorgeous…!’  and by BBC Music Magazine as ‘Rising Star – Great Artist of Tomorrow” .  He was recently featured as CD of the Week and Video of the Week on Classic FM and Classic FM TV respectively.

He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Sandringham House.

Warren studied at the Royal College of Music where he won numerous postgraduate prizes including a Countess of Munster Award and the French Piano Music Prize.  He then took further private studies with Peter Feuchtwanger and the late Ronald Smith.

Warren’s solo career now sees him performing in festivals and concert venues across the UK, accepting invitations from further afield to perform in Europe and the US.  His concerto repertoire includes works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Warren will be performing the complete works of Chopin for solo piano at St John’s Smith Square in a series of concerts over the next year starting on September 4th. We’ll be getting a unique preview at Hacklands. Find out more about Warren’s upcoming concerts here.