John Gough and Tom Kimmance (piano duo)
Gough and Kimmance
John Gough's career as a pianist, accompanist and broadcaster has taken him all over Britain, to many European countries and to Carnegie Hall, New York. He has played with many leading orchestras and broadcast on Radio 3, including "live" performances of music by Frank Bridge.

Tom Kimmance completed his BA Hons Music with the highest mark on record and, after gaining a first class Masters degree, he has been in demand as a concert pianist for orchestras across the UK. Tom in addition to teaching at Liverpool University is a keen composer.

The Duo: After two very well received concerts for the NFMC, we are pleased to welcome back this duo for the third time. John and Tom have enjoyed playing in the North of England including a performance of the Poulenc Concerto for Two pianos with the Ormskirk Orchestra, and several recitals in Lytham and Blackpool. This season they will give a lunchtime recital at Liverpool University. Recently, they have also enjoyed working with choral groups in the Brahms "Liebeslieder" Waltzes and the Richard Rodney Bennett "Nonsense Songs".

Here is a superb duo with a lovely programme of duets for the start of our new season.
Programme
Friday 22nd September 2017
Mozart
Sonata in C major KV521
Allegro Andante Allegretto
Rachmaninoff
Barcarolle Op. 11 No 1
Grieg
Four Norwegian Dances Op 35
Chabrier
Cortège Burlesque
Dvořák
Legend in G minor Op 59 No3
Slavonic Dance in E minor Op 72 No 2
Slavonic Dance in C major Op 72 No 7
Debussy
Petite Suite: En Bâteau Cortège Menuet Ballet
Chabrier arr Messager
España

While we take every precaution to ensure that programmes are correct, we reserve the right to make changes to them.

More biographical information

TOM KIMMANCE was born in Liverpool. His musical career began as a self taught pianist at thirteen years of age. Within months, his talent was evident to others, namely when he transcribed Mozart's 'Ronda Alla Turca' by ear and performed the piece at a local festival from memory. In the years that followed Tom went on to study music full time and it was during his time at college that he made his debut as a professional soloist, performing concertos by Beethoven and Mozart and discovering his love for composition. Continuing his education at the University of Liverpool under the tutelage of John Gough, Tom continued to perform numerous concertos and recitals; he also had guidance from international concert pianists Gil Sullivan, Joanna MacGregor OBE and Stephen Hough CBE. He completed his BA Hons Music with the highest mark on record for a solo undergraduate performance. After gaining a first class masters degree in 2008, Tom has been in demand as a concert pianist for orchestras across the UK. His repertoire has included concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Atterburg, Gershwin, Grieg, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky plus many more. Tom also performs as a chamber musician, solo recitalist and appears regularly as a duet partner with John Gough.

Alongside his performing career, Tom teaches at the University of Liverpool. He is also an accompanist and keen composer and his works have been performed across the North of England. To contact Tom or follow his concert schedule please visit www.facebook.com/tomkimmance.

JOHN GOUGH was born and brought up in Chester, and his career as a pianist, accompanist and broadcaster has taken him all over Britain, to many European countries and to Carnegie Hall , New York. John has performed concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Northern Chamber Orchestra under conductors including Sir Neville Mariner, Guy Wolfenden and Edward Warren. As a recitalist, he has played at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London and at the Chester, Buxton and Ribble Valley Festivals. John has broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3 and among his 'live' broadcasts he has given first performances of music by Frank Bridge as well as the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Dvořák and Fauré. As accompanist, John is equally at home with singers and instrumentalists having worked with performers such as Martin Roscoe, the clarinettist Janet Hilton and the mezzo soprano Jane Irwin .