Lunchtime Concert: Warren Mailley-Smith

Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

We are delighted to welcome Warren Mailley-Smith* to Chichester Cathedral.

Concert programme:

Sonata No. 21 in C Major 'Waldstein' by L van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)         
Nocturne No. 16 in E-Flat, Op. 55, No. 2 by F Chopin (1810 - 1849)             
Waltz op.64 (1847) No.3 in Ab by F Chopin                                         
Impromptu No.2 in F# Op.36 (1839) by F Chopin                                   
Ballade No.3 in Ab Op.47 (1841) by F Chopin                            

"Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern Romantic concert pianist…”           Musical Opinion

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. This feat was hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”.

He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he regularly gives over 60 solo performances a year. His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA.  He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the uk and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  

Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC.  He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 12-disc set for Sleeveless Records.

He is also an active chamber musician and is the Artistic Director of the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series and The Piccadilly Sinfonietta.

Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music. He is now in increasing demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music and Trinity Junior Departments and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.  

Warren has a keen interest in outreach work, collaborating with Live Music Now, Lost Chord and Music Hubs around the UK.

*This is a change to the previously published programme.