London concert to celebrate new Novák edition
In May 2022 publisher Music Haven will produce the first edition of Pavel Zemek Novák's 75-minute cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues for solo piano, written for William Howard between 1989 and 2006 and described by David Matthews as 'one of the finest piano works of our time'. The Preludes and Fugues have been edited by William Howard in collaboration with the composer and typeset by composer Cydonie Banting. The project has taken several years to complete. To celebrate the launch of the new edition, William will give a recital at Fellowship House, Hamstead Garden Suburb on Thursday 12th May. Further details here.
Schumann Études Symphoniques
A live performance of Schumann's 12 Études Symphoniques Op.13 is now available on YouTube, part of a recital that William gave at the Harty Room, Queen's University, Belfast on 18th November 2021. Watch it here.
Schubert/Dvořák weekend at the Castle Hotel, Taunton
In November William curated a weekend of chamber music and solo piano pieces by Schubert and Dvořák for Martin Randall Travel, his fifth appearance at the Castle Hotel Chamber Weekends. As well as four concerts with the Carducci String Quartet, William gave four half-hour pre-concert talks, illustrated from the piano. Full programme.
Schubert Ensemble's Enescu Trio edition published
Romanian publisher Grafoart has recently published an edition of Enescu's unfinished Piano Trio in A minor (1916) prepared by William in collaboration with Simon Blendis and Jane Salmon, former colleagues from the Schubert Ensemble. The version recorded by the Ensemble and released by Chandos in 2013 was the product of many months of poring over the original manuscript by the three players. The new edition has several further amendments made since the recording. The score and parts can be purchased here.