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Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Moore photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Moore joined Wokingham Choral Society at Leighton Park School, Reading on Saturday 27th March 2004 to perform performed Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (St Anthony Chorale)" and Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" .

March 2004

Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Moore       Pianos

Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Moore have been playing together as a piano duo since 1995, when they met as students of Hamish Milne at the Royal Academy of Music in London. They have won top awards at major international competitions including 1st Prize at the 1997 Schubert International Competition in the Czech Republic, 2nd Prize at the 1998 Tokyo International Competition and the 1999 Royal Over-Seas League Rio Tinto Ensemble Prize.

An enormously popular duo, Simon and Philip, in 2000, opened the Millennium's New Century, New Stars concert at Wigmore Hall, and last year took part in William Lyne's Farewell Gala Concert at Wigmore Hall. In between the duo has given recitals at major venues and festivals throughout the UK and appeared regularly on BBC Radio 3, making their Proms debut in 2001.

In 2001 the duo collaborated with the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at Sadler's Wells and recorded their first CD of French music on the Deux-Elles label to critical acclaim. They have recently completed a second CD of ballet music by Stravinsky. Concerto appearances have included performances of Mozart at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican.

Over the last year the duo has returned to Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall Manchester (broadcast by Radio 3) and given recitals at the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Brighton and Bath Festivals. Abroad they have given recitals in Sweden, Switzerland and France. Future plans include recitals at Wigmore Hall as part of the 'Young Masters' series (17 March) and the Saint-SaŽns Festival, a return visit to the Purcell Room and concerts in Belgium (Flanders Festival) and Sweden. Simon & Philip received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2004.