Concert Series: Nicholas McCarthy

24th November 2017 at 20:00
The event will be held in Plaza Centre, Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2PT, and is £10.00 per person or £8 for members to attend.

Nicholas McCarthy was born in 1989 without his right hand and only began to play the piano at the late age of 14 after being inspired by a friend playing Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata.

Having once been told that he would never succeed as a concert pianist, Nicholas would not be discouraged and went on to study at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London. His graduation in July 2012 drew press headlines around the world, being the only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130 year history. Nicholas has performed extensively throughout the UK in all the major venues and has toured South Africa, South Korea, Malta, Kazakhstan, Japan and the U.S. One of Nicholas’s proudest moments was performing with the British Paraorchestra at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic games.

The performance programme includes:

Chaconne in D Minor Bach/Brahms
Prelude in G Minor Op.25 No.5 Rachmaninoff/McCarthy
Prelude in B Minor Op.32 No.10 Rachmaninoff/Marchand
Fantasy in G Minor Bach/McCarthy
Andante (Sonata in G Minor for Cello & Piano) Rachmaninoff/McCarthy

The Plaza Centre offers a splendid concert atmosphere, and is popular with performers and audience alike. Refreshments are available and there’s also ample parking. There is accommodation and access for visitors with disabilities.

To book your tickets for this event please call 01702 215 001 Monday to Friday 08:45 - 17:15 or book online via our Concert Series pages.