Filling in your 2017 diary? If so, the highly acclaimed Derek Paravicini Quartet will be performing again in Reigate on 24 February.
The concert takes place at Reigate Park Church at 7.3opm, and tickets are available on a website.
Derek Paravicini shot to fame when he was nine, playing jazz with the Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra. Many TV appearances followed, in the UK and overseas, and his performances in London venues include Ronnie Scott’s and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Although described as one of the most extraordinary pianists and musical entertainers of his generation, Paravicini is blind, autistic and has severe learning difficulties. Dubbed “The Human iPod” in the States, he has a repertoire of tens of thousands of pieces – all learnt very rapidly, just by listening.
Other members of the quartet, which has featured on Radio 3, are Hannah Davey (vocals), Ben Holder (violin) and Ollie Howell (drums).
The four musicians have won many plaudits, including from leading conductor John Lubbock:
“The Derek Paravicini Quartet bring a whole new dimension to popular music of the 20th century with their extraordinary musicianship and dazzling virtuosity.”