The TP Solo Orchestra ref: 6407
This pianist literally has an orchestra at her fingertips, in the shape of her Stagea - a rare Japanese instrument in an organ format with which she produces rich orchestral sounds played with both hands and feet. Her programmes range from purely classical through light classics to 'lollipops' and have delighted audiences in the UK and Europe as well as on BBC National and local Radio and Classic FM.
She supports her programme with large screen video showing close-ups of her hands and also atmospheric and informative slides about the repertoire. She includes short spoken links and her programme is often described as 'a breath of fresh air' and 'a tonic'. Penny trained initially as a classical pipe organist, and is a Fellow of London College of Music, an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
|The National Trust, Abertawe||'Well done! I've had a number of phone calls today from members who were present last night, to say how much they enjoyed your superb performance at our meeting. I have all asked how we managed to get such an obviously star performer to come to our meeting. There were a number of music buffs in the audience who were enchanted by the whole event.'|
|Bridlington Arts Festival||'A very belated thank you for your performance at our concert here in Bridlington. The committee, and those in the audiences who spoke afterwards, were all in the same mind – it was absolutely fantastic. We are still talking about it and would like you to come back sometime in the future, maybe next year?'|
|SDOS music club, Lincolnshire||'Just a few lines in which to express my thanks for a truly wonderful concert that you performed for us at Skegness last night. The whole balance of the concert was right – the mix of music, your own arrangements of music, your humorous anecdotes, your wonderful playing and great personality all combined to marvellous effect. The feedback, the comments that I have had from society members, have all been in similar vein, all praising the concert and saying what a super evening it was. I will be contacting you regarding a booking for next year.'|
|K Parkes, Worcestershire||'Thank you, again, for a truly wonderful concert on Friday evening. I'm sure that you will know from the audience reaction that your music, your presentation and your personality was so much appreciated. You gave us an evening which we shall remember very warmly indeed for a long time to come. Hopefully we shall meet again shortly.'|
|Senior Producer, Radio 2 specialist music||'Just a brief note to thank you for your contribution to The Organist Entertains Christmas concert at Birmingham Town Hall. As I'm sure that you're aware, it was a particularly successful evening both from the point of view of the recording and the audience. There was a huge number of very happy people leaving the hall afterwards, all feeling that they'd had an excellent evenings entertainment and, as several of them said, that Christmas had just begun.'|
|Music club meeting at the Royal Hotel, Weston-super-Mare||'I would like to say on behalf of myself, the committee and all who attended your concert at the Royal Hotel a big thank you for giving us all such a wonderful evening's entertainment. It was a pleasure to listen to such a varied programme of music from such a talented lady. This I am sure will be an evening to remember as the best we have experienced since our club was formed.The response from the members for you to return was overwhelming.'|