Piano Concerto No. 1
For Piano and Orchestra
(2009) 26 minutes
Written with funding from Wicklow County Council's Per Cent for Art programme, and premiered by Bobby Chen and the Greystones Orchestra in May 2009 in Wicklow, Ireland.
Piano Concerto No. 1 was written with a professional pianist and nonprofessional orchestra in mind, and is thus ideal for young pianists at the start of their careers (when many concerto engagements may not be with professional orchestras).
The work is inspired by various aspects of the countryside on the Essex/Suffolk border where Cheryl was living at the time of writing the concerto.
Performance history (post-premiere)
12th July 2013 - Joseph Houston and the Ryedale Festival Orchestra at St. Peters Church, Norton, UK - part of the Ryedale Festival
May 2009 - Bobby Chen and the Greystones Orchestra in Bray, Ireland