::PAST PERFORMANCES::

Selected Performances  
2019  
September 21st, 7.30pm
Durlston Castle
Swanage
Accompanying three outstanding musicians from the Wessex Youth Orchestra. Programme to include Schumann's Violin Sonata No.1.

Tickets £8
March 30th, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church
Edward Road, Dorchester
Orchestral pianist in Arthur Honegger's King David with the Dorchester Choral Society.

Programme to also include Faure - Cantique de Jean Racine, Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium and Walton Façade

Featuring Narrator: Actor/Director Sam West
Director of Music: Colin Howard
2018  
December 1st, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church
Edward Road, Dorchester
Dorchester Choral Society led by Colin Howard will be performing the Brahms Requiem and Peteris Vasks' Pater Noster alongside Schumann's Andante and Variations for two pianos.

Pianos | Sam Hanson and Semra Kurutaç
July 4th, 2.00pm
Mount Kelly
Tavistock, Devon
Mount Kelly Summer Festival of the Arts
The College Music Theatre performance of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World for piano, bass and drums.

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk
www.mountkelly.com
July 3rd, 7.00pm
Mount Kelly
Tavistock, Devon
Mount Kelly Summer Festival of the Arts
The College Music Theatre performance of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World for piano, bass and drums.

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk
www.mountkelly.com
February 3rd, 7.30pm
The Great Hall
University of Reading
(London Road Campus)
Orchestral Pianist in Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances and Arturo Marques Danzon No.2 with the Aldworth Philharmonic.

Ticket sales for our February 2018 #APOdances concert will open shortly.

For further information please contact the APO here
2017  
November 18th
Winchester
Accompanist for Cello masterclass led by Lowri Blake.
September 30th, 7.30pm
Tewkesbury
Celebrating their 5th anniversary, Tewkesbury Camerata have invited Semra back, this time to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major K488.
August 6th, 3.00pm
St. Joseph's College
Reading RG1 5JT
As part of the Brighter Berkshire year of mental health awareness, Semra Kurutaç (piano) and Andrew Taylor (oboe/cor anglais) present a recital of music by composers who are known or thought to have suffered from mental illness.

In between the pieces, there will be contributions from experts in the field of mental illness, describing the conditions, how they may have affected the composers' lives, the attitudes towards them during the composers' lifetimes and how these attitudes have (and haven't) changed since.

Whilst we'll love seeing children in the audience and the mental health issues will be discussed in a sensitive manner, we also want to be forthright and talk about them without stigma, so we advise parental discretion for younger children.

For Tickets, please fill out this ONLINE FORM. £10 (£5 for under 19s) with all profits going to Brighter Berkshire.
April 29th, 4.00pm
Cheap Street Church
Sherborne
Come and support five cellists presenting an afternoon of music including works by Rachmaninov, Haydn and Saint-Saens.

Free entry!
January 28th, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Evening recital with Guitarist Cobie Smit.

Programme:
Weber Divertimento Op.38
Ponce Prelude
Tansman Musique de Cour
Diabelli Grande Sonate brillante Op.102
Tedesco Fantasia Op.145
Boccherini (arr. Bream) Introduction and Fandango

Tickets available on the door: £10/£8
For further information, or if you would like to purchase tickets in advance, please email semra@semrakurutac.co.uk
2016  
October 23rd, 2pm
St. Swithun's School, Winchester
Accompanist for Cello Day. A series of open lessons run by Cellist Fiona Murphy.
May 21st,7.30pm
Reading Town Hall
Orchestral Celeste in Malcolm Arnold's Symphony 5 with the Aldworth Philharmonic.
March 12th, 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church
Edward Road, Dorchester
Dorchester Choral Society led by Colin Howard are performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Lambert’s Rio Grande with two pianos (Sam Hanson and Semra Kurutaç) and percussion.
   
2015  
June 6th
Wolverhampton University
Piano Circus will be performing the European Premiere of 'Wither' by Paul Kerekes alongside Graham Fitkin's Log, Line, Loud trilogy.
February 25th
Brunel University
Piano Circus and their student Keyboard Ensemble are to make a joint appearance at the Artaud Building. The programme will include an arrangement of Max Richter's Mazuzu Dream for 8 hands and Reich's Six Pianos alongside Log by Graham Fitkin.
   
2014  
August 19th
Chethams School of Music
Manchester
Piano Circus is making a return to Manchester to perform the final concert in Part One of Chetham's International Summer School. The programme will include one world premiere and will be performed on six acoustic grand pianos.

PROGRAMME:
Fitkin - Totti | Reich - Six Pianos | Aguila (arr Appleton) - Conga Line in Hell
Hamelin (arr Young) - Circus Galop (fp) | Fitkin - Log
   
2013  
June 5th
Nonclassical Club
London
Piano Circus hosted by DJ Richard Lannoy
Contributions and performances from: members of the Steve Martland Band (Chris Caldwell, Dave Maric), Piano Circus, Gabriella Swallow, John Metcalfe, Kristian Borring, Catherine Ring, Ryan Trebilcock, Richard Lannoy and more to be announced from the scene who have known, crossed paths with and influenced by him.
February 13th
International Concert Series
Millfield Senior School
A Piano Circus acoustic performance! The International Concert Series at Millfield Senior School is part of an exciting and wide ranging programme of development within the Music School featuring all of the visiting performers taking master-classes with Millfield pupils.

Programme to include Steve Reich's Six Pianos.
   
2012  
October 19th
Reading Blue Coat School
Concerto
Semra will be returning to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor K491 with the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra to mark their tenth Anniversary.
October 12th
Tewkesbury
Concerto
Semra will be performing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor K466 with the Tewkesbury Camerata as part of their inaugural concert.
September 30th
Salisbury Arts Centre
duoDorT
duoDorT will be performing two 45 minute sets of works for a combination of piano and keyboard. Programme to include works by Andrew Poppy, Joel Bell, Matthew Rowan, Terry Riley, Peter Wiegold, Graham Fitkin, Adam Caird and Adrian Wardle.
September 9th
St Peter's Church
Marlborough
duoDorT
Programme of music for 4 hands, includes music by British composers Kenneth Leighton and Lennox Berkeley alongside Schubert, Debussy and Germaine Tailleferre, with other pieces to be announced.
July 27th
St Peter's Church
Marlborough
duoDorT
duoDorT will be performing a programme of piano works for four hands.
Poulenc Sonata
Jamie Telford Dusk
Edward Caine Transcriptions
Rachmaninoff Six Morceaux (excerpts)
Ravel Ma Mere L'Oye Cinq Pieces Enfantine
Adès Darknesse Visible
July 23rd
St Peter's Church
Marlborough
duoDorT
duoDorT will be performing a programme of piano works for four hands.
Debussy Petite Suite
Ligeti Fünf Stücke
Skempton Plain Sailing
Colin Riley Cradle
Respighi 6 Kleine Stücke
April 20th
Newscatle University
duoDorT
Performance of students' new works for duo, plus Ailís Ní Ríain's commission for Quantulum, Quantitas Speaks.
March 21st
Brunel University
duoDorT
"Music Happens 2"
With students from Bishopshalt School
February 7th
Newcastle University
duoDorT
Quantulum
Ailís Ní Ríain: Workshop
January 27th
Royal Academy of Music
duoDorT
Quantulum
Elo Masing Workshop 2
   
2011  
December 6th
York University
duoDorT
Quantulum
Kerry Andrew Workshop
December 2nd
Britten Studio
Snape
duoDorT
Quantulum
Open Session
November 26th - December 2nd
Aldeburgh Residency
duoDorT
duoDorT hold a residency at Aldeburgh to work on their latest project Quantulum.
November 12th
Tramway Theatre
Glasgow
Piano Circus come to Glasgow with Reich’s complete keyboard works alongside Fitkin’s dancing, pounding three-parter, Log Line Loud and the first performance of Shiva Feshareki's work 'Jack of All Trades'.

Shiva Feshareki made it to the shortlist for BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year 2004, and her new piece fuses electronics and keyboards to stretch the possibilities of the keyboard even further into the realm of the fantastical.
November 4th
Time Zones Festival
Bari, Italy
Piano Circus acoustic concert as part of Time Zones Festival in Southern Italy.

October 14th
Royal Academy of Music
duoDorT
Quantulum
Elo Masing Workshop 1
October 5th
Packard Hall
Colorada College (USA)
Piano Circus with The Bowed Piano Ensemble

The Music Department and the Colorado College Cultural Events Fund proudly present the thrilling London group Piano Circus, in a program of contemporary music for six grand pianos.

Programme to include the first performance of Stephen Scott's new work written for Piano Circus and The Bowed Piano Ensemble.
October 1st
Kasser Theater
New Jersey(USA)
Piano Circus
"Join us for an atmospheric evening of music and multimedia that will highlight the past, present and future of this hypnotic UK supergroup. The program will include US premieres by Colin Riley*, as well as works by long-time collaborator Graham Fitkin. Sonically complex yet immediately accessible, the six-member Piano Circus has culled influences from all areas of the musical spectrum. Classical, jazz, pop, rock, improvisation and standard composition meld seamlessly to create a sound like no other."
*film created by William Simpson with programming by Simon McCorry
September 16th
Bishopshalt School
duoDorT
Quantulum
Yuko Ohara Workshop
June 16th
International Concert Series
Millfield Senior School
Accompanist for renowned violinist So-Ock Kim for the inaugural performance of the series. Programme included Ravel's Tzigane and Chausson's Poeme.
May 21st
Clore Ballroom
Southbank Centre, London
Piano Circus
To celebrate the Lang Lang Inspires series of concerts at Southbank Centre there are a series of pop-up piano-inspired performances across Royal Festival Hall. With solos, massed piano jams and concerts, contemporary classical and jazz recitals, players of all ages and abilities share their passion for the piano. Look out for other Pop-Up Piano events between 11am and 6pm on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May.
Join us for some mixed sets in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall on acoustic pianos!
April 13-16th
Young Music Makers of Dyfed
Piano Circus
As Ensemble in Residence for 2010-11, Piano Circus are curating a series of interactive masterclasses and performances with young composers as part of this inspirational scheme.
February 18th
The Lighthouse
Poole
Piano Circus
Piano Circus explore the crazy world of Conlon Nancarrow who, doubting the abilities of human performers, wrote almost exclusively for pianola: the group will perform one of the fiendish player piano studies. Lynne Plowman's Hall of Mirrors takes the audience on a surreal fairground ride of Chopin waltzes, ragtime, boogie woogie and Liberace whilst Miguel del Aguila's uproarious Conga Line in Hell is a tongue in cheek South American take on Dante's Inferno. Steve Reich's minimalist classic 'Six pianos' - the piece Piano Circus formed to play more than 20 years ago is heard here alongside the triptych 'Log, Line, Loud' by Graham Fitkin - three funky essays in keyboard virtuosity from the acclaimed hit CD released by the group in the early 1990s.
February 7th
Kings Place (Hall Two)
London
Piano Circus
Trilogies reflects the diversity of this repertoire and the many changes in the landscape of new music- from Fitkin's punchy, energised post minimalist virtuostic works from 1989-90, to Riley's avant-garde, reflective electronic sound world, for mixed acoustic pianos with treatments and keyboards, written between 2007-2010.

Piano Circus present events that are often theatrically staged to create something different and Trilogies is no exception, with the performance set ‘in the round' so the audience can be drawn into the drama and interplay between the players.

The performance includes the World Premiere of Double Trio by Colin Riley. This commission has been made possible with support from the Britten Pears Foundation.
   
2010  
September - October
UK Tour
Charlie Barber | Afrodisiac UK Tour Afrodisiac explores ritual, love and magic in African and South American cultures through an exhilarating mix of music and visual art.
Featuring an ensemble of 7 classical musicians and vocalist performing alongside traditional African instruments, Afrodisiac offers a unique musical cocktail with startling imagery.
Featuring musicians Seckou Keita - Kora and Chartwell Dutiro - mbira
July 28th
St Mary Magdalene Church
Munster Square
London
Recital with Cellist, Kwesi Edman. Programme included Chopin's Cello Sonata.
May 6th
Brighton Fringe Festive
Komedia Club
duoDorT
Join us for our performance at the Brighton Fringe Festival. The programme is to include Peter Wiegold's 'That Man's Talking Nonsense'.
November 11th
Cheltenham Contemporary Concerts
Piano Circus
"There are not many works written for six pianos which have not been commissioned by this extraordinary ensemble over the past 20 years. Uniquely collaborative in their approach, this will be a memorable musical and visual experience."
April 17th
Ether Festival
Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
London
Piano Circus
Celebrating our 20th anniversary with a series of concerts and projects across the UK, Piano Circus will perform a late night concert in The Clore Ballroom, featuring Graham Fitkins's Log, Line, Loud and Steve Reich's iconic Six Pianos performed with an extended line-up of past and present members of the group.
April 13th
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Piano Circus
Piano Circus will be performing works by Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Lynne Plowman and David Lang as part of the School of Music's Tuesday night concert series.
March 5th
Hoxton Hall
London
Piano Circus FESTIVAL EVENT
Brew….The Miles Davis Project
notes inégales are one of Europe’s most innovative ensembles. Into the mix tonight; Matt Rogers and Larry Goves, Richard Barrett, Andrew Poppy and more…
Plus duoDorT and DJ Grohs performing Peter Wiegold's La Belle Epoque.
   
2009  
November 29th
Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford on Avon
Piano Circus
Piano Circus will perform works by Colin Riley, Graham Fitkin and Miguel del Aguila in this Family Concert.
November 19th
Newcastle University
duoDorT
Percussionists Dave Danford and Jez Wiles join duoDorT in a lunchtime recital to include Bartok’s Sonata for two pianos and two percussion.
October 20th
SOUND 2009
Nairn Communirty Centre
Piano Circus
Another chance to hear Piano Circus perform works by Colin Riley, Lynne Plowman and Graham Fitkin at SOUND 2009.
October 29th
SOUND 2009
Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
Piano Circus
To launch Sound 2009, Piano Circus will perform works by Colin Riley, Lynne Plowman and Graham Fitkin.
July 5th
St Mary Magdalene Church
Munster Square
London
Concerto
Grieg Piano Concerto with the Chamber Academy Orchestra.
August 9th
Family Music Intro - Before BBC Prom 32
Royal College Of Music, London
Piano Circus
Piano Circus will be featured in this Family Music Intro event to explore the world of the piano.
June 21st
Exhibition Road Music Day
Royal Geographical Society
London
Piano Circus
A free international music and culture festival takes over Exhibition Road on Mid Summer’s Day for London’s version of European Music Day. Classical to urban, folk to jazz, rock to opera, new and established musical acts perform a huge range of styles on a number of indoor and outdoor stages.
We invite enthusiastic and fun loving amateur pianists of all ages to join us for an informative and entertaining workshop based on contemporary repertoire for keyboard ensemble at 11am. The workshop will then be followed by two performances which will include works by David Lang, Steve Reich, Šarunas Nakas and Graham Fitkin.
June 9th
THE SOUND SOURCE
Kings Place (Hall Two)
London
Piano Circus
Celebrate the inspirational thoughts of idiosyncratic philosopher and cultural critic, Slavoj Zizek – the Elvis of Cultural Studies'. Piano Circus will perform music by Nancarrow, Federico Reuben, Duncan MacLeod and Colin Riley. There'll be a performance by Keyboard Choir, films and sets by emerging artists from Music Orbit. The evening will culminate with a multi-channel Silent Disco.
April 21st
Kings Place (Hall Two)
London
duoDorT
duoDorT will be performing Graham Fitkin's Fract and the London premiere of Stephen Montague's Paramell V in Graham Fitkin's Multiplier Series at Kings Place.
March 19th
Cardiff University Music Department
duoDorT
Free lunchtime recital run by the Cardiff Student Union Music Society. Programme to include Errollyn Wallen's 'The Girl in My Alphabet' and Stephen Montague's 'Paramell V'.
2008  
December 6th
Newcastle University
duoDorT
Graham Fitkin's concerto for two pianos, 'Circuit', with the Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra.
November 27th
Newcastle University
duoDorT
Lunchtime recital for two pianos. Programme to include Errollyn Wallen’s ’The Girl in my Alphabet’ and the UK premiere of Stephen Montague’s ’Paramell V’.
June 11th
The Gate
Cardiff
duoDorT
Programme to include works by Thomas Adès and Colin Riley.
May 14th
Enterprise Festival
The Space, London
Piano Circus
Piano Circus will premier an installation piece by Federico Reuben.
April 18th
King's Hall
Newcastle University
Piano Circus
Piano Circus perform newly developed material written especially for the group by students at Newcastle University alongside works by Graham Fitkin, Steve Reich, Martyn Harry and a world premier of a recently commissioned piece by Lynne Plowman.
April 17th
King's Hall
Newcastle University
Piano Circus
Piano Circus worskshop with students from Newcastle and Durham Universities.
April 4th
St Anne's Lutheran Church
London
duoDorT
This will be the first electroacoustic programme to be performed at this venue.
March 28th
St James' Chruch
London
duoDorT
Programme to include works by Graham Fitkin, Thomas Adès, Colin Riley, Ravel, Mauro Patricelli and Jamie Telford.
February - March
UK Tour
Charlie Barber: Bali to New York Tour
duoDorT

Two Pianos and Four Percussion
19th February | St David’s Hall Cardiff
21st February | Trinity College Carmarthenshire
23rd February | Ucheldre Centre Holyhead
24th February | RNCM Manchester
1st March | Theatr Clwyd Cymru Mold
2007  
UK Tour Charlie Barber | Afrodisiac UK Tour
Twelve piece chamber orchestra.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestral Pianist for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.