One of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists, Danny Driver made his Toronto debut on this series in November 2016 and we discovered his “impeccable technique and musicianship” (Gramophone). Most of his 15 recordings are on Hyperion—a label he shares with Marc-Andre Hamelin and Stephen Hough, company in which he definitely belongs. In addition to a busy performing career, Danny Driver was appointed Professor of Piano at London’s Royal College of Music in Fall 2016.
C P E Bach – Fantasie in F-sharp Minor H300
Schumann – Kreisleriana, Op 16
Kaija Saariaho – Ballade for Piano
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Medtner – Sonata No 9 in A Minor
The Ravel/Medtner combination has a WWI theme.