Shostakovich – Piano concerto No.2 – 25 November 2006
Jeremy Filsell has established a concert career as one of only a few virtuoso performers on both the Piano and the Organ. He has performed as a solo pianist in Russia, the USA, across the UK and has appeared regularly at St John’s Smith Square, the Wigmore and Conway Halls in London. He has worked with the BBC Singers and orchestras under Stephen Cleobury, Pierre Boulez, Barry Wordsworth and Ronald Corp, as repetiteur for John Eliot Gardner, Vernon Handley and Sir Charles Groves and he was Pianist with the European Contemporary Music Ensemble between 1989 and 1991. His Concerto repertoire encompasses Mozart and Beethoven through to Rachmaninov (2nd and 3rd Concertos), Shostakovich and John Ireland.
In recent years, he has recorded for Guild the solo piano music of Eugene Goossens, Herbert Howells, Carl Johann Eschmann, Bernard Stevens and the two Sonatas of Liszt’s pupil Julius Reubke. Classic CD magazine commented that in his pianism “he does not attract for his virtuosity but for his ability to make the music unfold with irresistible logic and clarity: music-making of the highest calibre.”