Gregory May (UK) – Allegro Scorrevole
Gregory May about his piano piece “Allegro Scorrevole”:
“For me, playing Beethoven’s piano music is unlike anything else. The unique, very rich sonorities, the sometimes extreme tempi, the exhilaratingly fresh forms, the detailed and demanding articulation markings, and most importantly the energy, greatly characterise the writing. All these ingredients have gone into the melting pot of my piece, as I’ve tried to express the effect playing Beethoven at the piano has on me in only two-or-so minutes.”
Special thanks to John Cooney (Junior Academy, UK) for advice and support.
Piano piece “Allegro Scorrevole” – in concert:
2nd February 2020 – world premiere – Frauenmuseum Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano
Gregory May (*2001)
began playing the piano at nine years old, and began composing shortly after. He currently studies composition and piano at the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London. He also plays saxophone and double bass, and has a keen interest in jazz piano.