Peter Donohoe plays Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 with Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony Orchestra in Cadogan Hall

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Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS) is joined by acclaimed pianist Peter Donohoe for a performance of Rachmaninov's masterpiece, Piano Concerto No.3 in Cadogan Hall under the baton of CUMS's Principal Conductor Martin Yates.

Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto is widely regarded as one of the most challenging works in the repertoire, with profoundly symphonic conception and powerful melodic writing. It was made popular in the 1996 film Shine, which starred Geoffrey Rush, and based on the life of pianist David Helfgott.

Peter Donohoe CBE is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow he has built an extraordinary world-wide career encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as pianist, performing with many of the world’s top orchestras and conductors.

Champion of British Music Martin Yates “one of the most exciting and versatile British conductors of his generation” (The Times), will conduct Scott’s Pelleas and Melisanda Overture and Leopold Stokowski’s exciting symphonic transcription of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

CUMS is one of the oldest and most distinguished university music societies in the world. It offers world-class musical education for members of the University, nurturing the great musicians of the future. It has educated such luminaries as Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Edward Gardner, Christopher Hogwood and Robin Ticciati.

CUMS Symphony Orchestra is the University’s finest symphony orchestra, drawn from top student instrumentalists in Cambridge.

Event details:

  • Friday 15th March 2013 at 7.30pm Cadogan Hall
  • Tickets: £20 £16 £5 students
  • Booking:
  • Tel: 027734500
  • Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

For more information about CUMS and all of their concerts please visit their website:

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