John Gough and Tom Kimmance

John Gough and Tom Kimmance: A Recital for Two Pianos


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Mozart Sonata in D major K448
Rachmaninoff Romance (Suite No. 2) Op. 17
Shostakovitch Concertino Op. 94    
Irish Traditional arr. Joan Trimble The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
Cecile Chaminade Pas des Cymbales Op. 36 No. 2
John Gough piano
Tom Kimmance piano

John and Tom look forward to playing the Tung’s two Steinway pianos in a lunchtime recital of music for two pianos, including works by Mozart, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninoff, Joan Trimble and Cecile Chaminade.

This popular duo have performed widely over the last 11 years including the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos, in several recitals on one or two pianos, and in several works for piano and chorus. Their connection with the University of Liverpool is longstanding. John was a Piano Tutor in the Music Department from 1986-2010, and Tom (his former student) is currently a tutor and accompanist in the department.

Part of the Lunchtime Concert Series.

About John Gough

John Gough was born and bred in Chester and enjoys a busy and varied career. Engagements have taken him to America (including Carnegie Hall), Denmark and throughout the United Kingdom. He has given frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and also recorded for Radio 2, Classic FM, World Service, S4CTV and BBC TV.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall on several occasions and at the Buxton and Chester Festivals. Following his studies with Marjorie Clementi and Gordon Green at the Royal Northern College of Music, he won several scholarships and prizes including the John Ireland Centenary Piano Competition at the Wigmore Hall.

As a chamber music player, he has given live broadcasts of the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Dvorak and Faure.

He has given recitals at the Ribble Valley International Piano Week, a live broadcast from the Bridgwater Hall, Manchester and for many seasons was the soloist with the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra in concerts at many stately homes throughout England. He has appeared under such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Edward Warren and Timothy Reynish and in concert with Martin Roscoe, Jane Irwin, Louise Winter and Janet Hilton.

About Tom Kimmance

Tom was born in Liverpool. His musical career began as a self-taught pianist at the age of thirteen.

In the years that followed Tom went on to study music full time and it was during college that he made his debut as a professional soloist, performing concertos by Mozart and Beethoven.

Continuing his education at the University of Liverpool under the tutelage of John Gough, Tom continued to perform numerous concertos and recitals; he also had guidance from international concert pianists Gil Sullivan, Joanna MacGregor OBE and Stephan Hough CBE. He completed his BA Hons degree with the highest mark on record for an undergraduate solo recital. After gaining a first-class Master’s degree in performance and style composition in 2008, Tom has been in demand as a concert pianist for orchestras across the UK.

His repertoire includes concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Grieg and more.

Tom also performs as a chamber musician, and solo recitalist and appears regularly as a duet\duo partner with John Gough. Alongside his performance career, Tom teaches piano and works as an accompanist at the University of Liverpool.