St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Jacob Byrne - piano

Friday, 21 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Jacob Byrne - piano

Haydn

Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:50

i. Allegro

ii. Adagio

iii. Allegro Molto

Debussy

Images, Book 1

Hommage à Rameau

Brahms

Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79

No. 1 in B Minor

No. 2 in G Minor

Jacob Byrne enjoys a versatile career as a pianist and teacher of modern languages in Cheltenham. Having grown up in Wiltshire, Jacob studied the piano firstly with his mother Rachael, and then with the late Anna Roberts before commencing at Lancaster University. During this time, he won the Lancaster University Concerto Competition in two consecutive years, performing concertos by both Haydn and Gershwin. He was also accompanist of several choirs, and held the post of assistant conductor of the Lancaster University Symphony Orchestra during his final year of study, following a year abroad living in Paris.

Jacob currently studies with pianist Keith Porter-Snell in Bath and has also worked regularly with pianist Maria Garcia. Recent recitals have included Truro Cathedral, The Pound Arts Centre, The Calne Music and Arts Festival, The Minster, Plymouth and the Preston Arts Festival. He has very recently performed Shostakovich's second piano concerto at the Wiltshire Music Centre and over the next few months will be performing at Worcester Cathedral, Christchurch Cheltenham, and The Pound Arts Centre amongst others later in the year. Jacob has worked extensively with local orchestras, and will be playing Beethoven's first piano concerto with the Wessex Concert Orchestra in the autumn.

As an accompanist, he has worked regularly with cellist Lorna Davies, as well as the Bath-based opera company Opera Sulis, and will be performing a series of piano trio concerts with the Bybrook duo over the summer. Jacob has organised several concerts in aid of local charities in the last few years, primarily raising money for Dorothy House and the Forever Friends appeal. Jacob is also an accomplished organist and holds positions at several churches in the South-West.

Jacob Byrne enjoys a versatile career as a pianist and teacher of modern languages in Cheltenham. He currently studies with pianist Keith Porter-Snell in Bath and has also worked regularly with pianist Maria Garcia. Jacob has recently performed Shostakovich's second piano concerto at the Wiltshire Music Centre and over the next few months will be performing at Worcester Cathedral, Christchurch, Cheltenham and The Pound Arts Centre. He has worked extensively with local orchestras, and will be playing Beethoven's first piano concerto with the Wessex Concert Orchestra in the autumn. As an accompanist, he has worked regularly with cellist Lorna Davies, as well as the Bath-based opera company Opera Sulis, and will be performing a series of piano trio concerts with the Bybrook duo over the summer.