World renowned pianist, Christian Blackshaw, will perform his one and only concert at Snape Maltings in 2016 on Friday 14th October, entirely and exclusively to raise money for Ormiston Families, the East of England’s leading family charity.

A deeply passionate and sensitive performer, Christian Blackshaw is celebrated for his incomparable performances. His playing combines tremendous emotional depth with great understanding and, in the words of one London critic, ‘sheer musicality and humanity”. Pianist magazine, reviewing his performance of Schubert’s great B Flat Sonata D.960 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall wrote that the work “has become the calling card of many a pianist wishing to declare themselves a musician’s musician and Blackshaw most certainly belongs to this category’.

Recent notable appearances include South Bank International Piano Series, Berliner Philharmoniker, Tokyo, Montreal, Aldeburgh Festival, Bamberg Symphony, RAI National Symphony and Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev.

At Snape Maltings Christian Blackshaw will perform Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A minor K. 310 together with piano works by Schubert, Liszt and Chopin.

Proceeds from the recital will be used to support Ormiston Families’ work providing services to support children, young people and their families, helping to improve their life chances. Ormiston Families’ work includes support for those affected by abuse and those struggling with mental health issues, providing children’s visits across the region’s prisons, operating children’s centres and support for parents through a range of parenting courses. Identifying and responding to the needs of children, whatever challenges they face, the charity’s vision is of a world in which every child will be loved, nurtured and valued.

Christian Blackshaw has very kindly donated the recital to Ormiston Families so the full cost of each ticket goes to the charity.

To book tickets please visit: https://tickets.aldeburgh.co.uk/Online/2016-autumn-christian-blackshaw