Sarah-Jane Bradley and Anthony Hewitt began their duo in January 2007, and were selected as a recommended duo in the 2008/2009 Making Music Tourbook. Their recitals throughout the country have been rapturously received.
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winning top prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition
in Washington DC, Anthony Hewitt has established a successful career as
recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra, earning him
his reputation as a pianist of formidable interpretative and technical
ability. The New York Times
described him as an “excellent pianist, showing impressive clarity,
fleet technique and a wide range of tonal colours”, and the Badische Nachrichten praised his “musical authority, beauty of tone, and youthful virtuosity”.
He has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the London Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Kaliningrad and Saratov Orchestras of Russia, and at the Royal Opera House in London. He has performed with many regional orchestras throughout the UK since his orchestral debut with the Lakeland Sinfonia at the age of eleven.
As an enthusiastic chamber musician he has established duos with cellists Thomas Carroll, Alexander Chaushian and Johannes Moser. They have performed at prestigious venues and festivals in Argentina, Uruguay, Jordan, France, Germany and the UK, notably at St James’s Piccadilly, St George’s Bristol and St David’s Cardiff. He also has a violin/piano duo with Japanese violinist Narimichi Kawabata, with whom he undertook a two-month tour of China and Japan in 2006.
In 2003 Anthony founded the Ulverston International Music Festival, which is rapidly becoming one of the country’s leading classical music festivals, and where invited artists include Steven Isserlis, Tasmin Little, Emma Johnson and Martin Roscoe. In August 2007 his CD Protégé, the first coupling on CD of the Liszt and Reubke Sonatas was released by Divine Art Records to high critical acclaim. It received a gold rosette recommendation in Gramophone magazine, February 2008: “He is a remarkably gifted artist … this account can hold its own with some of the finest.”