Musicians hit the high note

Morten Vamplew (left) and Jong-Gyung Park

Last month, local and award-winning music shop, Brittens Music hosted an intimate concert that featured two sell-out piano recital performances. The event was part of this year’s Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival.

First on the bill was classical pianist Morten Vamplew who captivated the audience with his interpretation of some of Claude Debussy’s masterpieces. Morten’s recital was followed by a performance from international pianist Jong-Gyung Park, who played a summer-inspired selection of pieces which included works by Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel.

Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival, which was established in 2021, is known for celebrating both emerging talents and established artists. The spirit of the festival closely aligns with the ethos of Brittens Music, which prides itself on supporting music education and local musicians of all ages and levels within the community.

This is the second year Brittens Music has opened its doors in order to provide a stage for artists to perform in an environment that makes listening to classical performances accessible and affordable to all.

Andrew Collins, owner of the multi-specialist music shop and music school, was delighted with how the event went, telling SO Magazine: “The recitals not only celebrated the timeless allure of classical piano music, but also emphasised the enduring power of live performances to unite and inspire.

“The TW Fringe Festival continues to inspire us to think outside the box regarding how we can showcase local musical talent within our showroom and we plan to host regular events in the future.”

Keep an eye on the Brittens Music website for details of future instore events at

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