Friday 12th July saw 3 pianists put on an evening of piano. Hannah Thompson, Ella-Marie Hart and Imogen Pledge treated the forty strong audience to a spell binding performance. The ticket price also entitled the concert goers to some food and refreshments during the interval, provided by Emma Pledge.
The Hospice was the chosen as it has touched many of the group's friends and family.
All proceeds went to the Hospice and the evening raised £450 - a fantastic amount! Thank you Hannah, Ella-Marie and Imogen for organising a fantastic evening and for fundraising for the Hospice.
Have a read of the pianists' biographies below. Thank you to all involved! We love what we do and we love your support too.
Hannah has been playing piano for eleven years now and passed her ABRSM Diploma in Music Performance with a Distinction in Spring 2018. She is currently taking some time out of education teaching piano and doing various bits of voluntary work. Hannah hopes to go and study for a degree in music, and to pursue a career in either music education or music therapy. Her favourite style to play is Romantic and Impressionist repertoire, such as Chopin and Debussy.
Ella- Marie- Hart
Ella- Marie has played piano since she was six years old. During her gap year, she found a passion for teaching the piano as she was given the opportunity to teach at a community arts centre. Ella is currently studying music at The University of Southampton after she achieved a distinction in grade 8 piano exam. Her favourite pieces to play are ones she can put all of her emotion into such as those she is playing this evening.
After achieving a Distinction in Grade 8 ABRSM piano, Imogen enjoys studying BA Music with Sociology at The University of Southampton. She will be starting her third year in September, majoring both in musicology and performance. She hopes to continue both elements at a Masters level. During this year she has enjoyed partaking in some work experience at London’s Southbank Centre’s achieve studio, archiving past performances from the Southbank Centre’s concert halls. Imogen teaches piano and plays live at various venues. Imogen has a great love for composers such as Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.