Paul Turner, piano recital

Where: Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BJ

When: Sunday 30th April 2023, 3pm

The final concert in the 2022/23 Swindon Recital Series features a solo performance by SRS Founder and Artistic Director Paul Turner.

Paul brings our overall theme of Bohemian Rhapsodies to a satisfying conclusion with pieces by several well-known composers as well as a World Première.

The pieces include Liszt’s Six Consolations with their qualities of melancholy and introspection; Dusseks’s Sonatina, a spirited and charming composition; from Rachmaninov’s Morceaux de Fantasie the Prelude, written at age 19 as a graduation work and now one of his most famous pieces, Melody and Elegy; and Rubinstein’s very recognisable Melody in F.

The World Première is a composition called ‘Roads to Freedom’.  Written by Anastasia Pavlyk, who is of Ukrainian heritage, this suite of five pieces is a response to the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.  It was composed over several months and reflects the impact of war on the ordinary people of Ukraine.

Paul Turner is an Honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music where his many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize.  An experienced recitalist he has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals.  He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists.

About Swindon Recital Series

Swindon Recital Series was founded 28 years ago by Paul Turner.  The Recital Series is committed to providing world-class chamber music in the Swindon area by presenting regular concerts of chamber music given by professional musicians.  The Series takes place between September and April each year at various venues in and around Swindon, including the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre.

For more information contact either Artistic Director Paul Turner at, or on 01793 531316 or 07989 397372 or SRS Secretary Julia Singleton at or on 01793 644660 or 07718185518

Tickets are £16 for adults and £13 for Seniors and unwaged people.  There is also a theatre administration fee of £1.50.  Student tickets are £3 plus an administration fee of 50p; accompanied children aged 14 and under are admitted without charge. 

There is an additional charge of £3.65 for each financial transaction undertaken (not for each ticket if you are buying more than one)