Danny Driver in Recital
February 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM,
Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (Uptown Campus)
Danny Driver’s solo recital, presented in partnership with Tulane University’s International Piano Series, featured Books 1 & 2 of György Ligeti’s notorious piano Études paired with Claude Debussy’s lyrical and evocative Images. Described as ‘bold, exuberant and precise’ [The Guardian], Mr. Driver’s not-to-be-missed recital was a treat to those already familiar with his ‘impeccable technique and musicianship’ [Gramophone], and a very rare opportunity to hear this seminal and electrifying music live in concert.
The international critical acclaim that Danny Driver’s recordings and performances have generated over recent years has cemented his reputation as one of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists, with two Gramophone Award nominations, a National Public Radio Top 10 Award and Limelight Magazine’s Instrumental Recording of the Year 2014 Award for his recording of Handel’s Eight Great Suites.
Danny Driver’s recent concerto appearances have included the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Minnesota Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared twice at the BBC Proms, most recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit.
In recital Danny Driver has performed throughout the UK and in Germany, Italy, Israel, Sweden, the USA, and China. Highlights of Driver’s 2016-17 schedule include the Southbank International Piano Series (London), Music Toronto, the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, and a USA tour featuring Ligeti’s Piano Études.
As a chamber musician Danny Driver has appeared at the Australian Chamber Music Festival, Bard Music Festival, Birdfoot Music Festival, Eilat Chamber Music Festival, and Stockholm’s Festival O/Modernt. He has collaborated regularly with violinists Chloë Hanslip and Jack Liebeck, cellist Oliver Coates, and with baritone Christian Immler.
Driver’s fruitful relationship with London-based Hyperion Records has spawned an internationally acclaimed discography of works by C P E Bach, Handel, Schumann, and Balakirev, and highly praised interpretations of neglected British composers York Bowen, Benjamin Dale and Erik Chisholm. His recording of piano concertos by Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade and Dorothy Howell, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Rebecca Miller, will be released in March.