In a tribute to the hospital that saved her life, renowned concert pianist Amanda Scott is set to grace the stage at St James Church, Piccadilly on November 30.
The 36-year-old pianist, who battled intestinal failure at St Mark’s Hospital (formerly based in Harrow and now located at Central Middlesex), will perform Beethoven’s Opus Ten, No.3, a piece that played a significant role in her recovery journey.
Amanda, who has always admired Beethoven, found solace in the second movement of the composition during her darkest days.
“This piece really touched me and is a reminder that the light is made all the brighter by the darkness that comes before it,” said Amanda, reflecting on her struggle and eventual triumph.
Despite enduring several procedures, her determination to persevere has been unwavering.
“I’ve had setbacks in my life but learned that persevering and not giving up makes success all the sweeter,“ Amanda shared, noting her resilience in the face of adversity.
Even with her condition, she continues to dedicate eight hours a day to practicing the piano and actively participates in triathlons, including the challenging Iron Man Wales.
For Amanda, the charity concert serves as a heartfelt gesture of gratitude towards St Mark’s Hospital for their instrumental role in her recovery.
“I am really looking forward to performing at the charity concert as a thank you to St Mark’s for helping me,” she expressed.
The concert, scheduled between 7.30pm to 10pm, promises an enchanting evening as Amanda takes the audience on a musical journey, accompanied by consultant violinist Maxton Pitcher, nurse, and singer James Cockburn, and former professional singer Chris Mitchell.
The event aims to raise funds for St Mark’s Bowel Hospital. Tickets for this can be purchased for £30 on eventbrite.co.uk by searching for ‘St Mark’s Hospital Foundation.’