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Pianist Jennifer Whyte realises a long-held ambition to record her pieces for piano and chamber ensemble. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 17 June 2013.
Jennifer Whyte has been playing the piano for more than 30 years. She studied Music at Glasgow University and the University of Massachusetts before heading to London to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Jennifer is now an experienced musical director and conductor, who has composed and arranged music for film, television and theatre. She has worked extensively in theatre in the west end and on tour for Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Royal National Theatre. Most recently, she played for the filming of the movie of Les Misérables and was associate musical director for The Magistrate at the Royal National Theatre.
Composing has always been her passion though, and this album represents a long-held ambition to record some of her pieces for piano and chamber ensemble.
'I chose the album title ‘Stories’ not only to reflect the fact that each of the pieces tells a story or has a story behind it, but also because of recurring comments from people who hear my music that it conjures stories in their mind,' says Jennifer. 'There is no definitive story to each piece – only the story it tells you when you listen to it.'