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Noriko Ogawa & Katya Apekisheva

Classical / London Piano Festival

London Piano Festival co-founder Katya Apekisheva plays Shostakovich’s complete set of preludes, and internationally renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa performs Debussy’s Book I of 24 Préludes.

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Carducci Quartet with Kate Whitley

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The celebrated Carducci Quartet perform two famous works of quartet repertoire. Haydn’s ‘Joke’ quartet is so named because of various things in its last movement, doubtless designed to amuse its commissioner the Grand Duke of

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Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

A special concert to honour the 150th birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams from the fast-rising Carice Singers and conductor George Parris.

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VOCES8 Workshop with Paul Smith

Classical / VOCES8 Vocal Workshops with Paul Smith

Join Paul Smith, co-founder of VOCES8, who will be leading an inspiring and uplifting choral music workshop exploring a beautiful collection of choral music.

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The Lark Ascending: VOCES8 with Jack Liebeck

Voices Unwrapped / Voices Unwrapped

VOCES8 and star violinist Jack Liebeck come together with strings for this special concert on the theme of birds and landscape, featuring music by Ola Gjeilo, Samuel Barber, Vaughan Williams and many more.

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Past Performances

Nonclassical present: Fieldwave

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

A deep listening event at Spiritland King's Cross bringing a together a new wave of artists with field recording at the heart of their work, coinciding with the release of Fieldwave on Nonclassical.

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Classical Guitar Masterclass

Learning / London Guitar Festival 2018

Margarita Escarpa is one of the world’s leading classical guitarists. Margarita won various national and international prizes including the prestigious ‘20th Solo Guitar Competition’ of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).

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Classical Guitar Course – Sunday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Saturday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Friday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Thursday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Four Day Course

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Workshop with VIDA Guitar Quartet

Learning / London Guitar Festival

The members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet are excellent, friendly and patient teachers. Mark Ashford, Amanda Cook, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell teach at various UK conservatoires around the UK.

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

Contemporary at Kings Place

Asian Arts Agency Presents an evening with the Sitar Maestro of Global Acclaim, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, who is regarded as one of the finest Indian classical musicians in the world.

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Easter Oratorio

Classical / Bach Weekend: Bach the Dramatist

The Feinstein Ensemble joins forces with the London Bach Singers under the direction of Martin Feinstein for the most brilliantly orchestrated of his Easter Oratorios.

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

An evening of sacred and secular music by four of Estonia’s greatest composers, Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Cyrillus Kreek and Toivo Tulev.

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Northern Chords Festival Orchestra

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The strings of the Northern Chords Festival Orchestra present a concert of British classics.

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Articles

Caught in the Act of Creation

Interview

Nothing can capture the excitement of an artist in full flight. Sebastian Scotney talks to three masters of improvisation: classical…

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The Music that Made Me

Feature

American composer and co-founder of the innovative ensemble Bang on a Can Julia Wolfe shares her key musical influences with Helen…

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The courage of creativity over conflict

Feature

Kevin Le Gendre traces the story of black music in London from the Roman army to Tomorrow’s Warriors.

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Meditation into Music by Christina McMaster

Ahead of her World Meditation Day Concert on Sun 23 May, pianist Christina McMaster shares her journey into a deeper…

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Noh, an Art of Contrasts

Feature

Diego Pellecchia, Associate Professor at Kyoto Sangyō University, introduces one of the oldest extant theatrical forms in the world.

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Fifty Shades of Blue

Interview

Thomas Gould is no ordinary violinist: he’s a concerto soloist, orchestral leader, swing-band player and jazz improviser. This season he…

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Mind the Gaps!

How five choirs coming to Kings Place are putting women’s contributions to choral music back on the map. By Amanda Holloway.

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Venus Unwrapped Interviews

Interview

As our year-round celebration of women composers continues, we’ve been interviewing some of the stars of the Venus Unwrapped series.…

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Songs My Mother Taught Me: Peggy Seeger

Interview

Peggy Seeger recalls her mother, avant garde composer and folk music arranger Ruth Crawford Seeger, who she will be honouring…

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Barley’s Mix: From Bach to Brazilian Greats

Interview

Cellist Matthew Barley returns to Kings Place this June with a sumptuous programme inspired by Brazilian jazz greats. He tells…

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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Classic Album: Nina Simone’s Black Gold

Feature

Terri Lyne Carrington discusses Nina Simone’s Black Gold.

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Federico Colli

Q&A

Federico Colli is a favourite pianist among British music lovers and was a 2018 recipient of the UK Critics’ Circle…

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Light in the Darkness

Interview

Tansy Davies goes deeper than most composers dare to do and emerges with music of clarity and hope. Amanda Holloway…

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Peggy Seeger Q&A

Q&A

Legendary folk singer, song writer and activist Peggy Seeger recalls her mother, composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, in a special event…

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Beethoven, Our Contemporary

Feature

As part of Beethoven 250, the Brodsky Quartet pair a single late string quartet with a short work in each…

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20 shows for 2020

Feature

Our Nature Unwrapped 2020 programme opened last week with a spectacular series of events and performances from Theatre of Voices, Brian Cox,…

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  1. Ticketing Information

    Booking Fees A booking fee of 10% will be applied at checkout, with a maximum charge of £4.50 per transaction. Booking fees do not apply to purchases made in person at the Box Office. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees. Why do booking fees apply? Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can…

  2. Acoustic Design

    Kings Place – the story behind the sound Background Kings Place is the first modern purpose built recital hall to be built in London. With limited precedent in the UK, Arup went with the client, Parabola Land Limited, and architect, Dixon Jones, to Japan, where a number of small halls have been built in the last 20 years. This helped to consolidate what the team wanted from the new venue - a space with excellent acoustics for a wide range of…

  3. London Sinfonietta – Artistic Associate

    The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary classical ensembles, with a core of 18 Principal Players. Its mission is to place the best new music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the London Sinfonietta celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, and with it, a rich musical history that has seen it commission over…

  4. London Chamber Music Society

    The London Chamber Music Society boasts a proud history of Victorian music making in London and with the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from the 1920s. The LCMS continues that rich legacy at Kings Place, its home from 2008, with London Chamber Music Sundays- a diverse annual season of high-quality classical chamber music, ranging from duos and trios to chamber orchestras, coming from the UK, Europe and beyond. Many of Britain’s most celebrated ensembles have…

  5. Case Study: Aurora Orchestra Education Projects

    In collaboration with our resident Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place presents imaginative, immersive events for local primary-school children, and children with special needs, in Camden and Islington. Multi-sensory storytelling concerts, Far, Far Away, introduce the very young to classical music. Immersed workshops are built around Aurora’s unique memorised performances, where musicians perform without sheet music, stands or chairs. Children have the rare chance to experience music in the midst of the orchestra – up close to the musicians and instruments. In…