ADRIAN GOLDSMITH – PERSONAL MESSAGE
In 2015 my company, Prestigic Holdings, successfully hosted the first Cadogan Hall charity concert. This second concert is a development on that evening and where the charity this year is the Urology Foundation. The money raised goes directly into the research and towards the long-awaited goal of just taking a pill to stop a cancer. As piano concertos are my favourite form of music we again have 4 very different concertos concluding with my second concerto and where Royal College of Music scholar, Eduardo Andrade, has helped greatly on orchestration (and also playing my concerto on the night).
I had a target, when I was ill, of starting playing the piano (since just 2006) and started composing in 2013. I would not be here musically tonight unless I had had Prostate Cancer – truly a silver lining.
There is no committee for this event. Rather I would like to thank my PA Lindsey Palmer for her help in organising and also, my honorary daughter, Sophie for the delicious food. Each raffle ticket you buy will help save lives.
ADRIAN GOLDSMITH – SECOND PIANO CONCERTO
Adrian’s second piano concerto continues in the style of the first concerto played in this Hall in 2015. There is much more of a repeated theme (in different keys) in the first movement and there is distinct echoes of the Rachmaninoff style, albeit as an amateur pianist without the technical demands of Rachmaninoff’s 4 concertos.
There is also homage to Handel and Beethoven, but overall, there is the Adrian style of light and dark mixing grand chords up the piano with the scherzo style later.