Preston pianist to play homecoming gig at the Palace Cinema

Posted on - 29th September, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Music, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
William Thomson
William Thomson will perform at the Palace Cinema on 6 October

A Preston pianist will perform his new solo album in a special homecoming gig at The Palace Cinema in Longridge.


William Thomson has been performing his minimalist contemporary album, New Beginnings, around the UK at venues such as The Mackintosh Church in Glasgow and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

William said: “New Beginnings is all original compositions about my travels around Europe and my friends, and I will be recording the album later on in the year.

“It is likened to artists such as Yann Teirsen, Ludovico Einaudi and Max Richter. The music can be described as melodic, emotive, relaxing and inspiring.”

William Thomson

Born in Glasgow, William moved to Preston at the age of 12 and started playing piano aged 14. He began composing piano music when he started university, and then went on to gain an MA in Composition at Salford.

William has previously released a six-track EP with songs from the album on it. The EP is called Live at the Minster and was recorded on the Bosendorfer at Preston Minster, just before the piano was moved out of the building.

Read more: First service to be held at newly revamped Minster this Sunday

William’s performance at The Palace Cinema will take place on Sunday 6 October from 3pm to 6pm. Support will come from solo guitarist Elliot Cowell.

For more information about the gig, join the Facebook event. Tickets are available from the Palace website.

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