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Piano Masterclass with Danny Driver

Dates
10 December 2022, 2:00pm

Venue
The Carne Room

Tickets
Pay What You Can

Our Pay What You Can model allows you to choose a ticket price that works for you, from £2 to £15, with a free option to ensure our events are accessible to all audience members.

Any donation you are able to make will directly support our talented students and help us to provide a first-class educational experience for this next generation of professional musicians.

Portrait photo of Danny Driver

10 December 2022, 2:00pm

Venue
The Carne Room

Tickets
Pay What You Can

Our Pay What You Can model allows you to choose a ticket price that works for you, from £2 to £15, with a free option to ensure our events are accessible to all audience members.

Any donation you are able to make will directly support our talented students and help us to provide a first-class educational experience for this next generation of professional musicians.

Royal College of Music alumnus and piano professor Danny Driver delivers a masterclass focused on the music of composer César Franck, as part of a two-day symposium, César Franck and his Legacy.

Danny Driver is recognised internationally as a pianist and teacher of sophistication, insight, and musical depth. His studies at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music inspired his holistic approach to performance, from which he derives a uniquely vibrant brand of programming that he brings to concert halls and music festivals across Europe, Asia, and North America.

In this event, Danny will explore the works of French composer César Franck with skilled RCM pianists. Franck was a late Romantic composer whose music is often contrapuntally complex, with influences from Liszt and Wagner. He had unusually large hands capable of spanning the interval of a 12th on the keyboard. This allowed him unusual flexibility, with wide chords and stretches featured in much of his keyboard music.

Big Give Christmas Challenge

This December we welcome gifts via the Big Give Christmas Challenge to our Scholarships Fund. This unique opportunity allows every online donation we receive via the campaign page, from 12pm on 29 November - 12pm on 6 December, to be doubled.

The Scholarships Fund offers vital support to our talented musicians to access world-class education regardless of their background. Your contribution can make their dream of performing on the world stage a reality.

Thank you for helping us secure the future of music!

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Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

   Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM

The RCM provides light refreshments throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

RCM Café

The RCM Café serves barista-style coffees, sandwiches, snacks, salads and hot food. There is also access to outside seating in our new 1851 courtyard.

Opening hours: 

Monday-Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am-4.30pm (term time only)

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The main entrance to the RCM has eight steps up from the pavement and two inside the main doors. A lift is available for visitors with limited mobility. The lift is built into the smaller staircase to the left of the main entrance steps. There is an intercom button on the control panel, which can be seen and reached easily from the street. On arrival, press the buzzer to notify a member of RCM staff, who will come out to meet you and operate the lift for you.

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