Dr Alexander Shinn is an Honorary Research Associate at the School of Arts, Culture and Language. He has performed widely as a soloist with orchestras in Europe and the United States to much critical acclaim. Critics have described his playing as “elegant”, “noble”, “sensitive”, and “brilliant” (Badische Zeitung). He has been praised for his ability to create “magical moods” and “rich colors”, and he has been hailed as a “poet at the piano”.
Judith Bingham (b.1952): Annunciation II (2010)
François Couperin (1688–1733): Selections from “Pièces de clavecin” (Les barricades mystérieuses; Les ombres errantes ; La visionnaire)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Sonata in A-flat Major, op. 110
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849): Fantasy in F minor, op. 49
Isaac Albeniz (1860–1909): Selections from “Iberia” (Evocación; El Puerto)
Claude Debussy (1862–1918) : Reflets dans l’eau from “Images”, Bk. 1 and L’lsle joyeuse
Public Recital: Alexander Shinn, ‘Les Barricades Mystérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades) – Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Couperin and more A free Public Recital by Alexander Shinn, with works by Beethoven, Chopin, Couperin, Debussy and more
In this piano recital Alexander Shinn will explore works from the Baroque period to the present, in which composers have sought to convey an indefinable state of reality - one that is independent of space and time.