Gateway Arts Concerts



Chester Street, Shrewsbury

Friday 8th June at 7.30 p.m.


Mozart - Variations on 'Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman' K. 265/300e

Beethoven -Sonata in E flat major no.18, op. 31 no.3

Chopin -Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor op. 66

Etude op. 10 no. 3 in E major

Ballade no. 1 in G minor op. 23

Debussy – Preludes and Estampes (selection)

Ravel - Jeux d'Eau

Admission £7.50 on the door or tickets in advance either from the Gateway, or phone 01743 850267

(Friends of Gateway Arts, students, unwaged £6.00)

Children and Carers with disabled free

Concerts sponsored by Shropshire Council

Emilie Capulet

“Under Emilie’s fingers, the notes dance, cascade, and bewitch the audience. A moment of pure magic.” La Provence

Franco-British pianist, Emilie Capulet, was born in Aix-en-Provence, France. She studied the piano at the Conservatoire there and in Marseille where she was awarded several prizes, making her solo recital debut at the age of 14 in the Aix-en-Provence Summer Music Festival Rising Stars series. She subsequently spent a year at the Conservatorium in Sydney, Australia, studying with William Corbett-Jones, visiting professor from the University of San Francisco. In 2000, she gained a place at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, in Advanced Instrumental Studies, studying with Professor Paul Roberts. She was awarded a Master of Music degree in 2001 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance in 2002. Since then, Emilie has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in international music festivals and renowned concert halls in Europe, the USA, and Latin America. She is also regularly invited on luxury ocean cruise liners as guest artist on Musical Festivals at Sea as well as musical river cruises down the Danube and the Rhine. She has just released a CD of works by Beethoven and Chopin with BMP.

In addition to her successful solo career, Emilie has built a strong reputation as a lecture-recitalist, giving illustrated talks on the relations between music, literature and painting in international literary and music conferences. Her interest in the arts as a whole has earned her an MA on Shakespeare as well as a PhD on the musicality of Modernist literature. Her work proved to be particularly innovative and groundbreaking and her thesis was rewarded with the highest French doctoral distinction, ‘Mention Très Honorable avec les Félicitations du Jury à l’Unanimité’. She published a book on Virginia Woolf and Music with Bloomsbury Heritage in 2009 and has also written many articles on Impressionist music, Modernism, the musicalization of fiction, and multimedia performance practices.

In 2008, while touring Latin America, Emilie received the ‘ExpressArte’ award for her exceptional contribution to Nicaraguan culture and art.

Emilie Capulet is an associate lecturer in the Music Department at the University of Surrey, and teaches piano and chamber music as well as romanticism, 18th and 19th century aesthetics and historical performance practice.

Emilie Capulet at the Gateway

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