Backbeat Percussion Ensemble
Type: Concert
Date: Friday 23 June 2000

Piano Duo: Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips
Mozart: Sonata in F major K497
Ravel: La Valse
Alan Rawsthorne: The Creel

Percussion Ensemble: BackBeat
Damien Harron: Okavango, Orixa, Rebounds
Graham Fitkin: Hook
Richard Charles: Cross Talk
Chick Corea arr. BackBeat: Childrens Songs
Chris Stock: Rumble


Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips have been playing together as a piano duo since 1995 and their interest in the surprisingly rich repertoire has inspired them to pursue this rather unique and challenging medium. Awards include First Prize at the 1997 International Schubert Competition in the Czech Republic (which led to a live radio broadcast of Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos), Second Prize at the 1998 International Piano Duo competition in Tokyo, the 1999 Royal Over-Seas League Rio Tinto Ensemble Prize (which gave them an appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Prizewinners' Concert) and a generous Development Award from the Friends of the Royal Academy of Music.

Backbeat was formed in 1995 by percussion soloist Simone Rebello - the other members are Damien Harron, Richard Charles and Chris Bastock.

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.