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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Eileen Broster joined Wokingham Choral Society at Eton School Hall on 29th March 2008 to perform Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Jonathan Dove's The Passing of the Year, Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Edvard Grieg's Choral Suite

March 2008

Eileen Broster       Piano

Eileen Broster was born in London and studied at the the Royal College of Music and with Cyril Smith. Eileen's first performance at the Royal Festival Hall was at the age of seventeen, playing Grieg's Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then she has played in all the South Bank halls many times, both as a soloist in concerti and giving recitals. She has also given recitals in the Wigmore Hall and has toured the UK, Holland, Denmark and Sweden.

Eileen has broadcast many times - solo recitals and concerti with the BBC regional orchestras and has played on TV and at the Proms. After her first recital in the Purcell Room, she received glowing notices. One critic ended with the words 'What a pianist and more importantly, what an artist'. She has also given some first performances of new works, including the first broadcast performance of the Piano Concerto by Ruth Gipps. Eileen has combined her solo concert work with accompanying, chamber music, piano teaching and has taught in many establishments including the Royal College of Music, Dulwich College, Chigwell School and Forest School. Many of her pupils have become distinguished musicians.