The piano hall at the famous London music store, Chappell of Bond Street, was at capacity with classical music lovers and aficionados as Freddy Kempf, one of the world's leading concert pianists, performed the first recital of Chappells' 200th anniversary concert series in aid of Centrepoint, a London charity for homeless young people.
The exclusive recital on April 4th treated a select audience of 45 people to an up-close and personal performance from Kempf and also provided the unique opportunity for audience members to meet the pianist, who gave a fascinating insight into his chosen repertoire between pieces.
The 200th anniversary concert series continues on June 3rd with a recital by Artur Pizarro, to be followed by the Mercury Music nominees, The Kit Downes Trio, and Jamie Cullum, whose exclusive show will provide the finale in December. Tickets are just £50 and guests have the added incentive to meet with these world-class artists.
All of the musicians are devoting their services free of charge to celebrate the bicentenary of the musical superstore and raise vital funds for Centrepoint to give homeless young people a future.
Each event will be held at Chappell of Bond Street, 152 Wardour St , Soho at 7.30pm with Artur Pizzaro on June 30th, The Kit Downes Trio on September 15th, and Jamie Cullum on December 1st. Tickets can be booked from Centrepoint via Ruth Eldridge on email here or 020 7423 6868 or Steve Parslow on email here or 020 7423 6866.