Ely and Cambridge for Neil Hilgrove Colledge recitals

  Neil is pictured meeting the actor, producer and director Mel Gibson, near to London’s o2 in November of last year. 

Neil is pictured meeting the actor, producer and director Mel Gibson, near to London’s o2 in November of last year. - Credit: Contributed

The South African-born pianist Neil Hilgrove Colledge will give two performances this month – in Ely and Cambridge. 

His recitals at Ely Cathedral and St Augustine’s Church, Cambridge, are offered in remembrance of his two most important & influential mentors, both of whom died last year. 

They were Bert Gulick (1947-2021), an inspiring business leader from San Marcos, Texas and Piet 

Jochen Etzel (1935-2021) the son of Germany’s first post-war finance minister and Vice-President of The Dresdner Bank. 

Piet Etzel’s son Thomas Werner Etzel (1966-2021) was killed in a car accident, outliving his father by just six weeks. Thomas (Neil’s closest friend) was a world class authority on moving pictures. 

He owned one of the most important movie collections in the country (over 5,000 films). 

Music programs will include the allegretto in C minor and impromptus d899 by Franz Schubert. 

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The cathedral recital is on July 7 just after 1pm. Entry is by standard cathedral pass. 

The Cambridge recital is on July 10 at 4pm. Free entry with retiring collection.