St Cecilia Orchestra

Ripon’s renowned St Cecilia Orchestra is much more than just an orchestra.
At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists and capable of giving high-quality performances

St Cecilia Orchestra

Peter Donohoe plays Rachmaninov (Part 1)

Ripon Cathedral

Sat 8th Oct 2022 19:30


All Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos in 2 concerts in one weekend, with world-renowned pianist Peter Donohoe! This first concert (Saturday 8th October) includes the Paganini Rhapsody as well as the 4th & 2nd Concertos.
Tickets available online only from 1st July (reserved seats) with 10% off if you book for both concerts!


Rachmaninov Extravaganza with Peter Donohoe!

Additional Information

Tickets now on sale. 10% discount when booking for both concerts. 

  • Paganini Rhaspsody 
  • Piano Concerto No 4 
  • Piano Concerto No 2 
Pre-concert Talk:

FREE entry to a pre-concert talk given by Peter with your evening ticket: 6.15 pm in the Cathedral. An informative (and amusing!) introduction to the evening's repertoire.

Peter Donohoe 

Peter Donohoe was born in Manchester in 1953. He studied at Chetham's School of Music for seven years, graduated in music at Leeds University, and went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Derek Wyndham and then in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod. 

He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

Peter Donohoe

Gary Matthewman

Well-known to UK audiences as a song-pianist, Gary is now fast gaining recognition as an emerging conducting talent and his recent debut as an opera conductor – Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux for Chelsea Opera Group – was lavishly praised by the critics in a series of 5 star reviews.

Gary Matthewman

Grand Piano

Peter Donohoe will play a grand piano from Steingraeber & Sohne, Bayreuth, Germany.