Christopher Weston plays Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
Friday 30th June, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church
When his close friend, Viktor Hartmann died, from an aneurysm in 1873, Mussorgsky was heartbroken. The following year an exhibition of Hartmann’s works was organised in St Petersburg and it was whilst wandering around this exhibition that Mussorgsky was inspired to write these pieces. Pictures at an Exhibition is probably Modest Mussorgsky’s most famous composition.
Christopher Weston studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music where he graduated with First class honours (Distinction). He made his debut at the Barbican Concert Hall aged 16 and since then has performed in major venues throughout the UK, including Kettle’s Yard and West Road Concert Hall (Cambridge), St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John’s Smith Square, Trafalgar Studios, and The Royal Festival Hall (London).
Internationally, he has been invited to perform at the Bélá Bartók National Concert Hall, Pest Municipal Concert Hall (Hungary) as well as the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). Recitals have taken him to Italy, France and Germany. His CD recording of core classical piano repertoire (on Dewolfe Music) features regularly on BBC TV and radio broadcasts. Christopher was 1st Prize winner in the 2013 Brooks-Van der Pump competition.