Francis King

4.75 star(s) from 4 votes

Pianist and Keyboardist with the Ulster Orchestra for many years, I teach in the City of Belfast School of Music, the Ulster College of Music (Windsor Avenue, Belfast) and in Bangor Co Down. I teach piano to all ages, children and adults, from beginners through to advanced and diploma students, and also the full range of Theory and Aural training. I accompany graded exams and diplomas, GCSE and A-level exams in schools in the Greater Belfast and Bangor areas..
Many years teaching piano in Queen’s University, Belfast and the New University of Ulster at Jordanstown, playing in recitals and recordings for BBC Northern Ireland, accompanying some of the finest instrumentalists and singers in the UK and Ireland and Repetiteur with Opera Northern Ireland.

 

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Was baptised on 17 December 1770 he was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works and songs.

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period. in February 1818 Beethoven acepted a piano from Broodwoods England he worte

My very dear friend Broadwood,I have never felt a greater pleasure than your honours intimation of the arrival of this piano, with which you are honouring me as a present. I shall look upon it as an altar upon which I shall place the most beautiful offerings of my spirit to the divine Apollo. As soon as I receive your excellent instrument, I shall immediately send you the fruits of the first moments of inspiration I spend at it, as a souvenir for you from me, my very dear B.; and I hope that they will be worthy of your instrument.

My Dear Sir,Accept my warmest consideration, from your friend and very humble servant, Louis Van Beethoven Vienna,