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Photo Edward Webb

William Howard plays a wide range of works from all areas of the piano repertoire from Bach to the present day, with a special emphasis on the Romantic era. He has a particular love of the works of Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Fauré, and has also built a large repertoire of works by Czech composers, including Dussek, Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich, Vítěslav Novák, Josef Suk, Janáček, Martinu, Petr Eben, Pavel Novák and others.For sample programmes please click here

 

He has also performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber (Konzertstück), Chopin, Brahms, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Judith Weir and Pavel Novák (Symfonie No.3).

 

William Howard's substantial repertoire of contemporary works include the following pieces that were written for or premiered by him:

 

Howard Skempton 24 Preludes and Fugues (2019)

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Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs (written 2016-17)

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Pavel Zemek Novák (b.1957) Eight Bronze Fragments (Piano Sonata No.6) (2014) 

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David Matthews (b.1943) Four Portraits (2012)

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Piers Hellawell (b.1956) Piani, Latebre (2010)

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Pavel Novák (b.1957) 24 Preludes and Fugues (1989-2006)

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Martin Butler (b.1960) Funerailles (2005)

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Howard Skempton (b.1948) Reflections (1999-2002)

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Anthony Powers (b.1953) Vista (2003)

 

Judith Weir (b.1954) Piano Concerto (1997)

 

Sally Beamish (b.1956) Sonata (1996) 

 

Anthony Powers (b.1953) The Memory Room (1990)

 

Petr Eben (1929-2007) Letters to Milena (1990)

 

David Matthews (b.1943) Sonata (1989) 

 

Piers Hellawell (b.1956) Das Leonora Notenbuch (1988)

 

Colin Matthews (b.1946) Eleven Studies in Velocity (1987)

 

Judith Weir (b.1954) The Art of Touching the Keyboard (1983)