John Gough and Tom Kimmance

Sun 15th Sept 2019 2.15pm: John Gough and Tom Kimmance – piano duet – play Schubert, Debussy, Mozart, Brahms, York Bowen

JOHN GOUGH and TOM KIMMANCE (piano duet)

Programme to include:

Schubert
Fantasie in F minor

Debussy
Petite Suite

and works by Mozart, Brahms and York Bowen

John Gough and Tom Kimmance

During a career embracing solo and ensemble playing, John Gough has performed all over Britain, across Europe and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. He has appeared with the RPO Pops, RLPO and Northern Chamber Orchestra under conductors including Sir Neville Marriner and Guy Wolfenden, as well as performing recitals at Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London and also the Chester, Buxton and Ribble Valley Festivals. He has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 many times, including first performances of works by Bridge, and complete piano quartets of Brahms, Faure and Dvorak and has appeared in concert with Martin Roscoe, Janet Hilton, Jane Irwin and Jack Brymer. John studied at the RNCM (with Marjorie Clementi and Gordon Green) and won the John Ireland Centenary Piano Competition. He joined the RNCM staff in 1993 and has examined for the Royal Academy, Guildhall and Manchester University on several occasions.

Tom Kimmance was born in Liverpool and studied at the University of Liverpool under the tutelage of John Gough completing his BA Hons Music with the highest ever mark for a solo undergraduate performance. After gaining a first class Masters degree in 2008, he continued to give concerts across the UK. His repertoire includes concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Atterburg, Gershwin, Grieg, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

Tom and John formed their duo seven years ago and have appeared for the North Fylde Music Circle in Blackpool, at Liverpool University, and have enjoyed accompanying the Manchester Bach Choir, The Nantwich Singers and Market Drayton Choral Society. They perform on one or two pianos and recently appeared with the Ormskirk Orchestra playing the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos.