Internationally acclaimed pianist Jack Gibbons offered a private concert recently for residents of the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center.
Gibbons, who has been described in media reviews as "one of England's most exciting young pianists," offered a variety of selections during the exclusive performance. He is the artist in residence at Davis & Elkins College.
"Jack Gibbons is a world-class talent, and we were honored that he chose to offer this wonderful performance for our residents," said ERCC spokeswoman Grace Roy. "He was gracious to do this as part of National Nursing Home week. We appreciate his generosity. The concert was outstanding and especially meaningful for our residents."
Jack Gibbons offers a private concert for residents of the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center.
Born in 1962, Gibbons began performing in public at age 10. At 17, he made his London debut with an all-Alkan solo recital and at 20, he won the Newport International Pianoforte Competition with a performance of Beethoven's "Fourth Concerto," performing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Two years later he gave a critically acclaimed Queen Elizabeth Hall debut recital at London's South Bank Centre, performing Bach's "Goldberg Variations," Ravel's "Gaspard de la nuit" and Chopin's "Funeral March Sonata," which the London Times described as "monumental."
Gibbons has been showered with standing ovations in some of the world's greatest concert halls, including New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and London's Queen Elizabeth and Royal Albert Halls. His recordings have consistently attracted rave reviews, awards and commendations. He also recently returned to composition and, as a composer, has performed successful concerts in New York and in the United Kingdom, presenting original work.