Dr Samantha Ege belongs to a new generation of practitioners who are redefining classical music and illuminating the diversity of its past, present, and future. Both an award-winning musicologist and concert pianist, Dr Ege is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She released her debut album, Four Women: Music for solo piano by Price, Kaprálová, Bilsland and Bonds (Wave Theory Records) in May 2018. She released Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price in March 2021 (Lorelt). Fantasie Nègre received critical acclaim in BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph, New York Times and Washington Post. She gave the world premiere performance of Fantasie Nègre at the London Festival of American Music in September 2021, followed by the second UK performance of Fantasie Nègre and the UK premiere of Vítězslava Kaprálová’s Sonata Appassionata at her Barbican debut in November 2021. Her latest album is called Black Renaissance Woman: Piano Music by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Nora Holt, Betty Jackson King, and Helen Hagan (Lorelt).
Dr Ege performs Florence Price’s Fantasies on the date of Ms Price’s birth date, April 9.
11.30am & 12.30pm
The Bells by Margaret Bond (c.5′)
Fantasie Nègre no. 1 in E minor by Florence Price (c.10′)
12.00pm & 1.00pm
Fantasie Nègre no. 2 in G minor (c.8′ mins)
Troubled Water by Margaret Bond (c.6′)