A unique musical experience inspired by Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, featuring world-renowned concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. At the same moment, assassin Gavrilo Princip was in prison, his withered arm tied up with piano wire. Unravelling narratives such as these surround this music’s composition and together they weave a true story that spans 100 years. Pinchbeck’s Concerto is a deconstructed exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music.
This performance was supported by Attenborough Arts Centre and features the University of Leicester Orchestra and Knighton Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins. Commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Attenborough Arts Centre and Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Devisers and Performers: Mark Hawkhead, Ryan O'Shea and Katt Perry
Photography: Julian Hughes
Video: Swainson Productions