A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Poppy Ackroyd has turned heads in the neo-classical world and comes to The Queen’s Hall stage for the first time with her latest album Resolve (released on Björk’s One Little Indian Records label) – her most ambitious and progressive piece of work to date.
Ackroyd plays a combination of both upright and grand piano, and even plays the inside of the instrument using fingers, drumsticks and plectrums – then arranges and multi-tracks the resulting sounds. She employed the same technique to record herself playing violin, pianino, harmonium and spinet, as well as record other musicians who played cello, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and hang. The result is a fantastic fusion of acoustic and electronic in a post-classical setting.
Support is from Cucina Povera with her 5-star debut album Hilja
Presented by The Queen’s Hall
"Ackroyd paints with sound, revealing strange and complex tonal shifts...”