A young classical accordionist, backed by a prestigious BBC Radio 3 talent scheme, is bringing his keyboard skills to Sheringham Little Theatre in May.
Ryan Corbett is one of the station’s New Generation artists – an accolade afforded to the brightest and best new classical musical talent.
He will perform a lunchtime concert at the theatre on Tuesday May 23 as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Glawgow-born Ryan has a repertoire ranging from Baroque keyboard works to original contemporary compositions for accordion.
At Sheringham he will showcase his technique and musicianship in a programme that includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s English keyboard Suite No 3 and works by Viacheslav Semionov and Albin Repnikov, written specifically for the classical accordion.
A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ryan began his musical education at the Douglas Academy in Dunbarton. Since then, he has collected numerous awards and performed sold-out concerts at some of Europe’s finest venues and festivals.
The BBC Radio 3 New Generation scheme supports young musicians to further their career with broadcast and performance opportunities. Launched in 1999, six or seven artists or groups are selected each autumn to join.
The Festival presents a quartet of concerts each year as part of the scheme, though this is the first visit to Sheringham Little Theatre
Festival artistic director Daniel Brine said: “We’re thrilled to be presenting Ryan at the Little Theatre. We’ve been working with the team there over a number of years and are keen to bring more of the Festival’s programme to wider audiences across Norfolk.”
This matinee performance takes place at 1pm. Tickets are available from Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Box Office on 01603 531800 or online here.