Derek Paravicini premieres new piano concerto and plays the Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue at South Bank
The orchestra on the night will be the renowned Orchestra of St Johns, under the baton of their founder, John Lubbock. John and Derek have been working together for over 10 years, designing concerts specially for children with autism. This will be their first venture together on the South Bank. Other works to be performed on 28th September include Gerswhin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which Derek played for the first time two years ago at the QEH.
Derek made legal history last year when his family’s application to the Court of Protection, which controls the lives of adults who are incapable of managing their own affairs, was the first to be made public. This concert is the first major step towards furthering Derek’s career that his family have made since they were given the authority to determine his welfare and commercial future.
Derek was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Roehampton, London, www.roehampton.ac.uk
Pianist aims to run a feature on Derek in a future issue.
For information about the concert visit:http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/classical/tickets/orchestra-of-st-johns-57171
For more information about Derek, go to his website
See the feature that appeared on Derek in The Guardian in 2007: