Friday 16th July 2021


Portuguese flautist Frederico Paixão has played Guest Principal Flute with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, as well as working with the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  His musical studies at the Academia de Música de Santa Cecília in Lisbon, Portugal, moving to London in 2013 to study with Anna Pope at The Purcell School. Following a First Class BMus, he graduated with Distinction from a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music

Polish pianist Julia Klimek was described by The Guardian as “flamboyant” after her debut at the Wigmore Hall performing Clara Schumann’s Song Cycle.  She marked the Weinberg Centenary at the University of Manchester and has performed alongside cellists Adrian Brendel and Mats Lindstrom.   She has been invited to give recitals in Warsaw, Lvov and in Calgary in Canada. Julia recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction.

Grace Williams Sonatine
Xiaogang Ye December Chrysanthemum
Poulenc Sonate pour flûte et piano (Flute Sonata), FP 164
Robert Schumann Three Romances
Mel Bonis (Mélanie Bonis) Sonata

Appearing courtesy of Countess of Munster Trust
Support from Cavatina Trust

Time: 1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal

Ticket Price: £12 – Friends of DMA £10


After being chained to an upright piano in Battersea for a year, London’s favourite improvising pianist finally emerges squinting into the bright lights and dazzling glamour of the Deal Festival.

2019 had gone so well: starting in Antarctica and going on to boast establishment gigs that involved playing the national anthem reggae-style to the sovereign in Sandringham, slightly less establishment for Extinction Rebellion hammering out Rhapsody in Blue in a tailcoat under Marble Arch and engagements as far-flung as Ho Chi Minh, Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Newbury.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that 2020’s incarceration might have stunted the creativity of ‘this phenomenal talent’ (Stephen Fry). But the globe-trotting artist who has bought people and penguins to their feet in seven continents migrated online and invited the world to his lounge with shows for Grange Park Opera, the world’s largest production music company Audio Network and South African big cat charity ‘Born Free’ and amongst others.

During the enforced domesticity Harry also broadcast a daily musical distress signal in a three hundred strong series called Lockdown Blues, described by Classic FM as ‘miraculous creativity’ and by the Times as ‘astonishing…regularly made me cry’. He is now bursting back with a year’s pent up enthusiasm to take your requests for ‘any tune in any style’. Line of Duty as a tango? Thriller à la Mozart? Corrie as a Bond theme? The choice, my beautiful unlocked audience, is yours!

‘Spellbinding. Uncanny. Genius.’ (Times. Independent. Guardian.)

Time: 7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

Ticket Price: £25