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Melissa Bradshaw

London Piano Festival announces 2019 programme

12:01, 14th March 2019

The London Piano Festival today announced its programme for 2019, taking place from 2 – 6 October at Kings Place, London.

The festival, working in media partnership with International Piano for the fourth year running, is devised by founding artistic directors Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva (pictured), each year bringing together leading pianists to present a variety of performances catering for all generations of piano lovers.

Highlights for 2019 include:

  • World premiere of new work by Jonathan Dove, performed by Katya Apekishiva and Charles Owen
  • Solo recitals by Ingrid Fliter and Christian Ihle Hadland, jazz performance by Gwilym Simcock and lecture-recital by Susan Tomes
  • London premiere of I, Clara celebrating 200 years since Clara Schumann’s birth – created and performed by Lucy Parham and narrated by Dame Harriet Walter
  • The Inside-Out Piano presented by pianist and composer Sarah Nicholls especially for families and children
  • Two-Piano Marathon with Katya Apekishiva, Ingrid Fliter, Christian Ihle Hadland, Tim Horton, Charles Owen and Susan Tomes

In order to broaden the reach of the festival, a limited number of tickets will be offered to under 30s at a discounted price of just £8.50.

International Piano editor Owen Mortimer said: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting the London Piano Festival for the fourth year in a row. This year’s event features another strong line-up of artists, while the range and depth of repertoire continues to go from strength to strength – including Jonathan Dove’s exciting new work for two pianos, commissioned especially for the festival. Co-directors Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are superb performers and wonderful colleagues who deserve huge congratulations for having brought LPF so far so quickly.’

For further information and full programme visit www.londonpianofestival.com.

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