Hot Chocolate Concert: Einaudi's Piano by Candlelight

Fri Mar 08 2024 at 08:15 pm to 09:30 pm

St Vincent's Chapel: Scottish Episcopal Church | Edinburgh

Matthew Shiel
Publisher/HostMatthew Shiel
Hot Chocolate Concert: Einaudi's Piano by Candlelight
Relax and unwind as award-winning pianist Matthew Shiel plays contemporary piano classics by Ludovico Einaudi in our candlelight chapel
About this Event

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Sink into your seat and relax with a complimentary hot chocolate as award-winning pianist Matthew Shiel performs the official top 10 most streamed piano pieces by award-winning film composer Ludovico Einaudi including favourites such as Nuvole BIanche, I Giorni, Divenire, Le Onde, Primavera, Nightbook, Una Mattina and more - performed by atmospheric candlelight in our special candlelit chapel setting.

Einaudi has composed the scores for a number of films and television productions, including This Is England, The Intouchables, I'm Still Here, the TV miniseries Doctor Zhivago, and Acquario, for which he won the Grolla d'oro. His music was used as the score for the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning films Nomadland and The Father.

These candlelit concert experiences are a wonderful way to wind down after a busy week - ticket includes a complimentary hot chocolate to enhance the relaxing experience.

Tonight, this magnificent and historic 19th century chapel is transformed by moonlight and candlelight into a place of inspiration as we celebrate Ludovico Einaudi, a significant figure in our contemporary culture landscape and pay tribute to a true musical icon!

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Nuvole Bianche

I Giorni


Le Onde




In un'altra Vita

The Earth prelude

Una Mattina

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Tonight's Pianist: Matthew Shiel

Matthew Shiel is a concert pianist and conductor based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the recipient of a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with first class honours and several academic and performance prizes including: J.S. Bach Competition Prize for Piano, Harpsichord and Organ, Mary and Raymond Thomson Organ Scholarship, and Agnes Millar Prize for Outstanding Harmony and Counterpoint.

He has performed piano solo and duet recitals at venues such as St Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh), Sage Gateshead (Newcastle) and Unitarernes Hus (Copenhagen, DK) and has been invited to be a guest speaker to the Wagner Society of Scotland and the University of Middlesex. He has performed several concertos with the Abbotsford String Orchestra, Little Biggar Orchestra and the Àirigh Orchestra. He was also entrusted to give the world première of Dr Alfredo Caponnetto's Baroque Concerto (PhD, University of Edinburgh), which the composer kindly dedicated to him.

He is conductor of the Àirigh Orchestra and the Scottish Meditation Orchestra and teaches piano at the University of Edinburgh.

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'Rebuild' (2023) by Emma Yitong Shen

Her artworks are inspired by tonight's musical artist Matthew Shiel and are exhibited onstage as part of our candlelight chapel concert series.

Her artworks, prints and cards are also available for sale during the concert.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

St Vincent's Chapel: Scottish Episcopal Church, St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 7.50 to GBP 29.50

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