FLYING START FOR CHAPPELLS 200TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES AS SENSATIONAL DEBUT RECITAL BY FREDDY KEMPF HITS THE HIGH NOTES for CENTREPOINT

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The hallowed piano hall at famous London music store Chappell of Bond Street resounded with rapturous applause from a discerning audience of classical music lovers and aficionados as Freddy Kempf, one of the world's most exciting and extraordinary pianists, performed the first recital of Chappells prestigious 200th anniversary concert series in aid of Centrepoint, the leading charity for homeless young people. The exclusive recital on Monday 4th April treated a select audience of 45 people to an up close and personal performance of the highest quality from Freddy Kempf, one of the most important young artists of today, and also provided the unique opportunity for audience members to meet Freddy Kempf who gave a fascinating insight into his chosen repertoire between pieces.

The 200th Anniversary Concert series continues on Thursday 30th June with a recital by the sensational Artur Pizarro, to be followed by 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 chance to meet these world-class artists.

All of the artists are devoting their services free of charge to celebrate the Bi-Centenary of the famous musical superstore Chappell of Bond Street and raise vital funds for Centrepoint to give homeless young people a future.

Notes to Editors

Each event will be held at Chappell of Bond Street , 152 Wardour St , Soho at 7.30pm.

Artur Pizzaro June 30th 2011

The Kit Downes Trio September 15th 2011

Jamie Cullum December 1st 2011

To book tickets for all events, please contact Centrepoint:

Ruth Eldridge - 0207 423 6868 or r.eldridge@centrepoint.org

Steve Parslow - 0207 423 6866 or s.parslow@centrepoint.org

About Chappell of Bond Street:

 

Chappell of Bond Street, which is now also Yamaha's flagship UK store was founded in 1811 by Samuel Chappell. Two years later, The Philharmonic Society was formed in conjunction with Chappell. This group was dedicated to the promotion of music throughout the capital. As the 2011 recital series shows the current business remains true to the vision of the founder.

Chappell of Bond Street is steeped in rich musical history. In 1819, Beethoven wrote "Chappell is now one of the best publishers" whilst Charles Dickens said " I do believe that such people as the Chappells are very rarely to be found in human affairs". Over the years, many more accolades and awards followed from prominent musicians and industry bodies.

The store is now famous throughout the world and renowned for exceptional customer service. It is acknowledged for its stock of one of the world's most comprehensive collections of printed music and Yamaha music instruments.

In 2006, Chappell relocated from Bond Street to their historic Grade 2 listed Wardour Street premises in the heart of Soho. Current showrooms extend to three floors of inspiring retail space including the beautiful piano hall and a dedicated recital room.

To find out more about the Chappell of Bond Street story, history and the huge range of Yamaha musical instruments and sheet music available please visit  www.chappellofbondstreet.co.uk

For more information about Chappell of Bond Street contact

David Jones david@djpr.co.uk , www.djpr.co.uk

t: 01604 842104, m: 0785 702 4202

About Centrepoint

  • Centrepoint is the leading charity for homeless young people
  • At any one time Centrepoint supports around 800 homeless young people providing a range of accommodation-based and floating support services in London and the North East of England. These include emergency night shelters and accommodation-based short stay services, as well as specialist services for care leavers, ex-offenders, young single parents, foyers and supported flats.
  • Centrepoint’s work is about more than just providing a safe bed for the night. Centrepoint helps young people to turn their lives around by gaining essential life skills; tackling their physical and mental health issues and moving into education or employment.
  • Through policy work, Centrepoint aims to influence public policy, campaigning on behalf of the young people it supports.
  • Founded in 1969, Centrepoint has helped more than 70,000 homeless young people.
  • Prince William became Centrepoint’s patron in 2005.
  • For more information, please visit www.centrepoint.org.uk

For more information about Centrepoint please contact Alex Bolton at a.bolton@centrepoint.org , or call 020 7423 6887.

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