Bywgraffiad Artist

Galeri Delweddau

Valses nobles et sentimentales No.1, Ravel

Movement No.15 (Le Baiser), Olivier Messiaen

Piano Concerto Movement No.1, Benjamin Britten

French Suite No. 5 (Gigue) in G Major BWV 816 VII, J. S. Bach

Libertango, Astor Piazzolla

Joanna MacGregor

Piano

Argraffu

Rheolwr Artist: Matthew Todd matthew.todd@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Gwefan: http://www.joannamacgregor.london


Yn un o gerddorion mwyaf arloesol y byd, mae Joanna MacGregor yn ymddangos fel pianydd cyngerdd, curadur a chydweithredwr. Yn Bennaeth Piano yn y Royal Academy of Music ac yn Athro ym Mhrifysgol Llundain, adnabyddir Joanna hefyd fel cyfarwyddwr artistig o wyliau a chyngherddau gyfres, gan gynnwys Bath International Music Festival a’r Dartington International Summer School & Festival.

Fel unawdydd, mae  wedi perfformio mewn dros 80 o wledydd ac wedi rhyddhau dros 30 o recordiadau, yn ymestyn o weithiau gan Bach, Scarlatti, Ravel a Debussy, i jazz a John Cage. Yn gynnar yn 2017 bydd Joanna yn gwneud ei hymddangosiad cyntaf yn yr International Piano Series yn Prague, ac yn recordio a pherfformio cyfanwaith Mazurkas Chopin yn Wigmore Hall. Yn 2012, derbyniodd Joanna yr OBE yn Anrhydeddau Jiwbili y Frenhines.

Yn un o gerddorion mwyaf arloesol y byd, mae Joanna MacGregor yn ymddangos fel pianydd cyngerdd, curadur a chydweithredwr. Yn Bennaeth Piano yn y Royal Academy of Music ac yn Athro ym Mhrifysgol Llundain, adnabyddir Joanna hefyd fel cyfarwyddwr artistig o wyliau a chyngherddau gyfres, gan gynnwys Bath International Music Festival a’r Dartington International Summer School & Festival.

Fel unawdydd, mae Joanna wedi perfformio mewn dros 80 o wledydd ac wedi ymddangos gyda nifer o arweinyddion enwog - Pierre Boulez, Syr Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Syr Simon Rattle a Michael Tilson Thomas yn eu plith – a cherddorfeydd, yn cynnwys Cerddorfa Symffoni Llundain a Sydney; Cerddorfeydd Philharmonig Chicago, Melbourne ac Oslo; Cerddorfa Symffoni Berlin a'r Salzburg Camerata. Mae wedi rhoi'r perfformiad cyntaf o nifer o gyfansoddiadau gan gyfansoddwyr nodedig sy’n amrywio o Syr Harrison Birtwistle a Django Bates i John Adams a James MacMillan. Mae hi’n perfformio’n rheolaidd ym mhrif neuaddau'r byd yn cynnwys Wigmore Hall,  Canolfan Southbank a'r Barbican yn Llundain, Sydney Opera House, Leipzig Gewandhaus, y Concertgebouw yn Amsterdam a'r Mozarteum yn Salzburg.

Cyfarwyddodd Joanna yr ŵyl aml-gelfyddyd Deloitte Ignite 2010 yn y Royal Opera House a oedd yn cynnwys llawer o gomisiynau celfyddydol newydd, yn cynnwys gwaith yr artist rhyfeddol Alice Anderson. Roedd yn Gyfarwyddwr Artistic y Bath International Music Festival rhwng 2006-2012, yn ogystal ag Aventures, cyfres gerddorfaol i'r Luxembourg Philharmonie rhwng 2012-13.  Cafodd ei phenodi yn Gyfarwyddwr Artistig Dartington International Summer School & Festival yn 2015, ac mae’n cyfarwyddo Gŵyl Piano Haf Flynyddol yn y Royal Academy of Music, Llundain.

Mae gan Joanna dros 30 o recordiadau fel unawdydd, yn ymestyn o weithiau gan Bach, Scarlatti, Ravel a Debussy, i jazz a John Cage. Sefydlodd ei label recordio ei hun, SoundCircus yn 1998 ac mae wedi rhyddhau nifer o recordiadau tra llwyddiannus, yn cynnwys enwebiadau Mercury Prize - Play a Neural Circuits, gyda concerto piano Schnittke. Mae recordiadau llwyddiannus eraill a ryddhawyd yn cynnwys Goldberg Variations Bach (a recordiwyd yn y Mozarteum yn Salzburg), Live in Buenos Aires gyda'r Britten Sinfonia, a set o bedwar CD Messiaen. Mae recordiadau Jazz yn cynnwys Sidewalk Dances – cerddoriaeth gan Moondog, cerddor stryd yn Efrog Newydd, a Deep River, cerddoriaeth a ysbrydolwyd gan y Deep South, gyda'r sacsoffonydd Andy Sheppard.


Rydym yn diweddaru’n bywgraffiadau yn gyson, felly cysylltwch â ni am y fersiwn ddiweddaraf, os gwelwch yn dda.

DyddiadGwybodaeth
05/01/2018

Datganiad
Baroque at the Edge
LSO St Luke's, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30.

Arvo Pärt Für Anna Maria
Arvo Pärt Für Alina
Bach Goldberg Variations
Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
Bach Six French Suites
Barber Excursions
Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80
Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.111
Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin The Complete Mazurkas
Ligeti Musica Ricercata
Ligeti Musica Ricercata
Liszt Nuages Gris; La Lugubre Gondola I
Liszt/Wagner Tristan und IsoldeIsolde’s Liebstod
Piazzolla Six Tangos
SChubert Sonata in B flat major D.960
Satie Gnossiennes 1,3 & 5
Satie Sports et Diverstissments
Schubert Four Impromptus D.899
Stravinksy Tango
Stravinsky Sonata (1924)
Arvo Pärt
Für Anna Maria
Arvo Pärt
Für Alina
Bach
Goldberg Variations
Bach
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
Bach
Six French Suites
Barber
Excursions
Beethoven
32 Variations in C minor WoO 80
Beethoven
Sonata in C minor Op.111
Beethoven
Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin
The Complete Mazurkas
Ligeti
Musica Ricercata
Ligeti
Musica Ricercata
Liszt
Nuages Gris; La Lugubre Gondola I
Liszt/Wagner
Tristan und Isolde
Isolde’s Liebstod
Piazzolla
Six Tangos
SChubert
Sonata in B flat major D.960
Satie
Gnossiennes 1,3 & 5
Satie
Sports et Diverstissments
Schubert
Four Impromptus D.899
Stravinksy
Tango
Stravinsky
Sonata (1924)

Concerts / Recitals

The Observer
She is one of the most exciting and enterprising pianists of the moment.
The Guardian
Then came one of the day’s highlights: pianist Joanna MacGregor’s exceptional interpretation of the Goldberg Variations. With her tone as poised as it was subtly refined, she explored the many planes on which Bach’s structure operates, highlighting its protean variety of texture in a performance that touched the sublime.
Chicago Tribune
Joanna MacGregor, making her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut, was just the sort of soloist this music needs – firm of rhythm, incisive of attack, as coolly commanding at the keyboard as Boulez was on the podium. A terrific performance all around.
Vancouver Festival
She performed some of the most profound and inventive music in the piano repertory. From the beginning of her sixty-minute recital with the delicate Baroque extravagance of William Byrd’s Hughe Ashton’s Ground to ending with Astor Piazzolla’s most famous tangos, her performance was laden with bravura technique tastefully put to individual interpretation… Joanna MacGregor is to be applauded for bringing a challenging and diverse programme to a new audience who may not be regular classical concert-goers.
BBC Classical Review
Joanna MacGregor’s career is practically built on a reinvention of the star virtuoso tradition, applied to the often cerebral and style-oblivious world of contemporary music. But MacGregor’s verve, energy and astounding technique are always at the service of the music and never vice versa. Her ability to inhabit so many sound worlds with the same intensity and commitment is profoundly impressive – so why not flaunt it?
The Australian
It was the effusive spirit of British pianist Joanna MacGregor that stole the limelight. Her gregarious, jazzy style and rhythmic vitality speak volumes, bringing great passion and adventurous spirit to her music making.
Adelaide Advertiser
MacGregor has played a huge role in British music over the past years, helping to sweep away the rather dusty old concert pianist image, wheeling and dealing with the best in jazz as well as being one heck of a classical and contemporary music player, not to mention conducting and composing.
The Daily Telegraph
Joanna MacGregor filled the Goldberg Variations with dancing energy and occasional moments of outright eccentricity, and in a brilliant stroke made the final aria emerge magically from the echoes of the previous piece.
The Guardian
The Hugh Wood piano concerto still suits MacGregor perfectly…her performance had drive, wit and glittering precision.
The Observer
Joanna MacGregor was then the dream soloist in Adam’s piano concerto, Century Rolls; from the piano-roll virtuosity of the first movement, via flirtatious echoes of Satie and Fats Waller to the jazz, boogie-woogie and blues lines of the third, the scintillating MacGregor proved the perfect foil to Adam’s witty pulsating orchestral writing.
Leicester Mercury
Joanna MacGregor is a mould-breaking artist – innovative, imaginative and challenging. She brings a breath of fresh air to the concert hall with her beguiling personality and individualistic approach to programme planning show to great effect in this memorable recital which ended with a huge ovation for a thought-provoking, powerful and compelling account of Bach’s Goldberg Variations characterised by vital, spontaneous and superbly controlled playing.
Sydney Morning Herald
With her combination of maverick mind, flamboyant style and conspicuous talent, MacGregor is unlikely to shake off constant media attention any time soon.
About Adelaide
Joanna MacGregor has transformed the image of the classical pianist, bringing great passion and adventurous spirit to her music making.
The Guardian
In the slow and highly lyrical variations MacGregor was at her most eloquent, pushing the limits of tonal colouring in the intense and poignant lines, but then diffusing the drama by mischievously jazzing Bach’s quirky rhythms.
BBC Music Magazine
MacGregor’s sense of the arresting scene, and how to place it within the carnival canvas, is hard to define, yet it nonetheless shows true taste.
The Guardian
A classical virtuoso, MacGregor has a remarkable facility for combining jazz devices with improvisational motifs of her own.
Gramophone Magazine
Joanna MacGregor performs with her customary effortless brilliance and blistering commitment to the cause.
Evening Standard
Speaking of slow music, Joanna MacGregor’s poetic playing of the andante in Mozart’s 12th piano concerto was absolutely wonderful. The piano fairly sang and the whole thing was sheer delight from beginning to end, a masterly performance of featherlight dexterity, loving shaping and phrasing which never cloyed.
The Sunday Times
MacGregor seems incapable of giving performances that are not at once extremely intelligent and entertaining…. She brilliantly multi-tracked herself in Conlon Nancarrow studies intended for player-piano, but bare musicality prevailed in her closing piece, a deeply touching account of the Allemande from Bach’s Fourth Partita.

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