Gateway Arts Concerts

Concert Diary Autumn 2015



Chester Street, Shrewsbury


Lunchtime concerts now start at 2.00 p.m.


Admission Lunchtime now £6.00

Friends £5, Students £3

Carers with disabled and children free


Thursday 24th September at 2.00 p.m.

Adrian Oldland - piano


Polonaise-fantaisie Op.61



Piano Sonata No.30 Op.109 in E major



Après une lecture du Dante –

Fantasia quasi sonata, S161/7


Admission now £6.00

Friends £5, Students £3


Carers with disabled and children free


Celebrated not only for his virtuosic displays at the piano but also for his sensitive and unique interpretations, Adrian Oldland has established himself as an exciting and formidable performer on the concert platform.


In 2008 Adrian was successful in gaining a place to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where he completed his BMus (Hons) and Master’s (MMus) degrees studying under Alexander Ardakov. While at Laban Adrian was performed  in concerts, master classes and competitions. Whilst only in his second year, he was winner of the prestigious  Alfred Kitchin Piano Competition (2010), playing works by Schumann.

Since completing his studies, Adrian has embarked on an international career, performing in  Russia, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Italy.


Amongst the awards he has received, the following are particularly notable:-

2nd prize, «XXI Century Art» Competition, Madeira.
3rd prize, «XXI Century Art» Competition, Austria.
4th prize in the 23rd Dmitri Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, Russia.

Adrian has participated in many master classes with distinguished pianists such as Peter Donohoe, Melvyn Tan and William Howard, and currently enjoys a busy career, performing regularly across the UK and throughout Europe. His repertoire stretches from Bach to the Twentieth Century with a particular interest in the life and works of Robert Schumann.

He is competing in several high profile International competitions this year and is very happy to have the opportunity to perform works from his current programme, which includes Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann and Glinka.  


Highlights this year include performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 and a solo recital at Colditz castle, Germany.



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Friday 25th September at 7.30 p.m.

Admission £12.00

Ruth Henley cello,

Marie Louise Taylor piano

 Beethoven – Variations on Bei Mannern

Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata D 821

Schumann – Stucke in Volkston op 102

Beethoven – Sonata in F op. 5 no. 1

Thursday 29th October at 2.00 p.m.

Alison Loram – violin

Yuki Kagaja - piano

 Antonín Dvořák

Sonatina in G major, Op.100

 Edvard Grieg

Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45


 Thursday 26th November at 2.00 p.m.

Margaret Newman piano


Friday 27th November at 7.30 p.m.

Admission £12.00

Ruth Henley cello Chris Symons piano


Thursday 17th December at 2.00 p.m.

Music at Christmas

Shrop Sings

A Local Community Choir

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