Our Concert at Clarence House


HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a very special event at St. James’s Palace to celebrate the 21st birthday of The Amber Trust, of which she is President.

Musical savant and Patron to The Amber Trust, Derek Paravicini, entertained an invited audience in the magnificent St James’s Palace State Apartments. Despite being blind and having severe learning difficulties, Derek is an internationally renowned jazz pianist. Derek is the inspiration behind the establishment of The Amber Trust, which his family helped to found and continue to support today.

Derek entertained guests with his own unique piano arrangements of well known classics and songs from the musicals. As ever, he took requests from the audience, which included his signature tune, Rimsky Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee – complete with a boogie-woogie bass!