Sat 15 February at 8pm
"It's like watching two Oscar Petersons in frocks!" Stephen Duffy, BBC Radio Scotland's Jazz House presenter
"Such a joy to be so up-close to two utterly brilliant pianists. Virtuosic, captivating, creative, beautiful, educational, entertaining and original. Really well done."
David Paul Jones, Composer, Pianist, Vocalist & Songwriter
‘dedicated…’ is performed and composed for two grand pianos by award winning musicians Hilary Brooks and Karen MacIver. Nine tracks combine elements of filmic landscape, improvisation and sheer classical virtuosity.
Each track is dedicated to iconic women who have changed the course of history, including the Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn, the ground breaking Amelia Earhart and Nobel prize winner Marie Curie.
Hilary Brooks is a multi-award winning Musical Director & Arranger. Her recent Critics Award for best music and sound include Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (2011) & Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (2013) and a nomination for Sunshine on Leith the musical. Hilary composed the orchestral score for The Eastern Bride featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic.
Karen MacIver’s acclaimed work Flame was written for the Olympic Torch Relay and underscored the film of its journey to the London 2012 Games. Karen was the recipient of a British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors award in 2010.
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