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Worbey And Farrell – Deviations On The Piano (Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent and Michael Vine Associates)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Piano duo Worbey and Farrell graduated from the Royal College of Music, and unsurprisingly their standard of music reflects this. More surprising is the personality they bring to their show. They do more than just play the piano; from the outset it is clear that the instrument is their first love, but between a mix of classical and contemporary performances the duo engage with the audience, telling terrible but endearing jokes. A camera above the piano adds a personal note, allowing the audience to view four hands weaving faster than the eye can follow. They end on a triumphant note with the title piece, their most personal composition. ‘24 Deviations On A Caprice’ takes even an inexperienced audience on an emotional journey through the ages.

The Assembly Rooms, until 15 Aug, 2.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Gray]