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Joseph Long, piano "Reminiscent of Lipatti . . . it takes a truly original musician to show one shadows one has not seen before, even in the most oft-played works . . . the entirety of Long’s performance made us do that very rare combination of things at a concert: feel and think" (HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Joseph Long is a concert pianist who gives high-quality solo recitals. He plays in a wide variety of venues and settings, and his extensive knowledge and repertoire, built up over a period of well over thirty years of playing, embrace a vast canon of music from Bach to the present day. Recitals can be tailor-made to any occasion. Informative and entertaining spoken introductions play an important part in Joseph's presentations, and programme notes can also be written if desired. From short and enticing lunchtime recitals to full-length evening concerts that give the music-lover a highly memorable experience, Joseph is able, when provided with any suitable piano and audience, to give everyone present a stimulating and enjoyable time. Joseph Long, piano
"Long’s sound quality is both beautiful and individual,
and his sense of proportion, of timing, of dynamics, of light and shade
are simply admirable" (EPTA UK)
Joseph Long, piano Joseph takes pride not only in ensuring that every concert performance is prepared and presented to the highest possible standards in technique and musicianship, but also in personally crafting every programme in such a way as to offer something uniquely exciting, meaningful and even unusual to the particular audience he is playing for. Every programme is put together with painstaking attention to the levels of intensity, excitement, intimacy, virtuosity and complexity for the listener that may be appropriate and enjoyable for the given audience. Programmes based on important linked themes, around anniversaries of composers during a given year, or on other significant features, all give Joseph's programmes a sense of purpose and immediate relevance to the listener that can be hard to find elsewhere in the frantically fast-paced and often impersonal world of performing artists' schedules and concert-tour bookings.

"A pianist of remarkable sensitivity
with an extensive palette of tonal colour"
As one of Scotland’s finest concert pianists, Joseph is a familiar face on the concert circuit in the UK. He has broadcast and recorded widely, and his performances and recordings of lesser-known works alongside more mainstream repertoire bring many delightful surprises to music-lovers. With recitals, lecture-recitals and masterclasses in venues as diverse as the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, St.-Martin's-in-the-Fields in London, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Calcutta School of Music and the University of Almeria in Spain, Joseph has experience in catering to the needs of many different types of audience. Joseph also maintains a keen interest in musical education and in the imparting of knowledge to others. A gifted communicator, he is  a teacher of advanced piano studies at the North East of Scotland Music School and the University of Aberdeen. Joseph Long, piano
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