St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Carolyn Wharton – piano

Tuesday, 19 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Carolyn Wharton – piano

F Chopin

Ballade no. 3 in A flat major, op. 47

Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27 no. 2

Nocturne in F sharp minor, op. 48 no. 2

Two √Čtudes, op.25

1. in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

2. in F minor 'The Bees'

Ballade no. 4 in F minor, op. 52

Carolyn Wharton is a pianist and piano teacher who was born in London where she still lives. She began her formal training as a student in the Junior department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she won first prize in the piano competition. She took a degree in music at King's College, London specialising in performance studies and composition, and received the highest first in her year for performance.

While at King's College, she developed a particular interest in Schenkerian analysis which takes an in-depth look at the fundamental structure of a piece of music. She returned to the Guildhall in 1993 as a postgraduate student where she studied with Joan Havill on the Solo Advanced Studies Performance Course and won a scholarship from the Rayne Foundation. During this time, she also obtained her LTCM from Trinity College of Music.

Carolyn enjoys playing a wide range of repertoire, from Bach right through to 20th century composers such as Takemitsu. She has performed in and around London as Concerto Soloist, Recitalist and Chamber Musician. Appearances include performances of Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn Concertos as well as works for two Pianos and numerous Solo Recitals. She also works as an accompanist. As well as performing, Carolyn gives private piano lessons and has taught at a number of well-known London schools including, locally, City of London School.

Carolyn Wharton was born in London in 1970. She began her formal training as a student in the Junior department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she won first prize in the piano competition. She took a degree in music at King's College, London where she received the highest first in her year for performance. She returned to the Guildhall in 1993 as a postgraduate student where she studied with Joan Havill on the Solo Advanced Studies Performance Course and won a scholarship from the Rayne Foundation. During this time she also obtained her LTCM from Trinity College of Music. Carolyn has performed in and around London as Concerto Soloist, Recitalist and Chamber Musician. Appearances include performances of Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn Concertos as well as works for two Pianos and numerous Solo Recitals.