Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Derek plays with Katherine Jenkins: Royal Albert Hall Tuesday 7 December 2010 - 7:30 PM

Katherine Jenkins is one of Britain's favourite singers and a new genre of operatic superstar, selling millions of albums across the globe. From BBC Welsh Choir Girl of the Year to Brit Award-winning artist, she has performed at venues including Sydney Opera House and the Millennium Stadium.

In 2007 she became the only singer ever to hold simultaneously the Number 1, 2, 3 and 4 positions in the UK classical album charts. The last year has seen Katherine present a special BBC series, 'The Week We Went To War', as well as be a judge and mentor on the hit ITV1 show 'Popstars To Operastars'. Katherine's latest album, 'Believe', was released in October 2009 and shot straight into the top 10 of the UK charts. It includes many popular songs such as Evanescence's Bring Me to Life and Edith Piaf's La Vie en rose.

This very special Christmas concert at the Hall will include a selection of best-loved arias, songs and Christmas carols. Katherine will be accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra and joined by some very special guests: rising stars Straight No Chaser, a sensational male a cappella group, with their incredible 10-part vocal arrangements; and musical virtuoso Derek Paravicini, whose prodigious talent has earned him national acclaim.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Derek on Stan Lee's Superhumans

Derek was featured on Stan Lee's Superhumans programme on the USA's History Channel and you can now watch it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwp-p-47My8 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Christmas Charity Concert

Derek will be performing at a Christmas Charity Concert with Members of the Highfield Voices of Headington on Sunday 12th December 2010 at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building in Oxford at 7.30pm. Tickets are £35 to include wine and mince pies and are available from Soundabout, Thomley Barn, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ, tel: 01844 338898, or email: info@soundabout.org.uk.

All proceeds from the concert will go to Soundabout, a charity based near Oxford. Using interactive musical techniques, Soundabout helps young people with profound disabilities to make music and communicate with the world.

For more info, please go to http://www.soundabout.org.uk/

Saturday, 18 September 2010

News Item on Slovenian TV

Here is a link to another news item that was shown on TV in Slovenia about Derek's concert there on 17th September 2010.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Derek on Slovene TV

Here is a link to a news item that was on Slovene TV about Derek going to Ljubljana in Slovenia later this week, including information on Autism, the Center for Autism in Slovenia and Tomaz (the young photographer who took the publicity photos that we posted in August). 

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Derek's Promotional Campaign in Slovenia

Here are some pictures of the publicity campaign currently underway to promote a concert that Derek is performing at in Slovenia on 17th September 2010.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

'Stan Lee's Supherhumans' on the History Channel USA

Derek will be featured on an episode of 'Stan Lee's Superhumans' on Thursday 26th August at 10pm on the History Channel. This will initially only be aired in the USA, but we will let you know when the series will be aired internationally.

Concert with Katherine Jenkins at the Royal Albert Hall

Derek will be performing as a special guest at Katherine Jenkin's Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 7th December 2010! Tickets are available from the Royal Albert Hall website http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/katherine-jenkins/default.aspx or phone the Box Office on 0845 401 5045.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tag me Amadeus

Tag Me Amadeus
Tuesday 15th June, 1330, BBC Radio 4 (repeated Saturday 19th June @ 1530)
FM, DAB, Freeview and on the BBC iPlayer (www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer) for 7 days after broadcast
Sue Perkins encounters her own musical doppelganger, as she explores the mysterious art of 'sonic branding': the micro-jingles that distil the essence of an entire character, emotion or product...in mere musical seconds. Sue has her own bespoke musical tag created personally for her, at one of the UK's leading sonic branding agencies, Cutting Edge Commercial - as well as speaking to experts on film music, children's TV, and the composer of the most famous sonic logo in history: the famous "Intel bongs"...

Can you really only sell toilet paper in C Major? Do brass instruments always mean bad guys with guns? And will Sue's personal musical ident really reflect her inner being? Tune in on Tuesday 15th June at 1.30pm, on BBC Radio 4...

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

concert: Friday 18 June in aid of the halow project

Friday 18 June in aid of the halow project

Coverwood Lakes and Gardens, Peaslake, Surrey, GU6 7NT

Tickets available from Guildford Tourist Information at

www.visitguildford.com , Tel: 01483 444334 or in the office at 14 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3QT

£ 30 adults, £20 concessions


Friday, 30 April 2010

Derek and the Jazz Katz at the Station Hotel in South Nutfield

'Derek and the Jazz Katz'
16th May at 8pm at the Station Hotel in South Nutfield.
No tickets or anything, just turn up!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Derek on CBS (60 minutes)

Lesley Stahl catches up with Derek Paravicini, an extraordinary savant
with an incredible musical talent. 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 14, 7
p.m. ET/PT.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Derek on BBC Two (What makes a genius?)

What Makes a Genius?

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qzlbv

Next on: Wednesday, 21:00 on BBC Two (except Northern Ireland (Analogue), Wales (Analogue))

Could you have come up with Einstein's theory of relativity? If not - why not?

This is what Marcus du Sautoy, professor of mathematics, wants to explore. Marcus readily admits that he is no genius, but wants to know if geniuses are just an extreme version of himself - or whether their brains are fundamentally different.

Marcus meets some remarkable individuals - Tommy, an obsessive artist who uses his whole house as his canvas; Derek: blind, autistic, and a pianist with apparently prodigious gifts; Clare who is also blind, but whose brain has learnt to see using sound.

Marcus is shown how babies have remarkable abilities which most of us lose as teenagers. He meets a neuroscientist who claims he has evidence of innate ability, a scientist who's identified a gene for learning, and Dr. Paulus, who has discovered how to sharpen the brain... by electrically turbo-charging it.

Friday, 5 February 2010

World famous musical savant Derek Paravicini is to perform a charity concert in Reigate


The gifted blind pianist will be staging a concert entitled An Evening With Derek Paravicini and Friends at Reigate Park Church in Park Lane East on Saturday, February 27, at 7.30pm.

The concert will be in aid of the Reigate-based charity, Telephones for the Blind Fund.

Hailed a musical genius, Derek Paravicini is an extraordinarily talented pianist despite being blind and having severe learning difficulties.

He has played in venues across the UK, including Ronnie Scott's and the Barbican Halls in London, in Europe and across the United States.

He has received media coverage worldwide.

Appearing with him in Reigate will be Nick Shaw, a pianist and cellist who is also blind and autistic.

The programme will also feature performances by the Girls' Choir and Chamber Choir from Dunottar Girls' School, Reigate.

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Telephones for the Blind Fund, a charity that provides phone lines for blind people on low incomes.

The cause relies solely on public donations to fund what can literally be a lifeline to emotional and practical support.

Tickets priced £10 each are available on 01737 248032, or by writing to 7 Huntersfield Close, Reigate RH2 0DX, including a stamped addressed envelope, and making cheques payable to Telephones for the Blind Fund.