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Past Performances

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 – 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 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 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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Six Hands – John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan

Classical / Master Series

Three guitar masters, John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, present a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios.

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Chiaroscuro Quartet

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

In her 1834 quartet, the young Fanny Mendelssohn announced her composing talent to posterity: here was her response to Beethoven and to her pole star, JS Bach.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Nature’s Hidden Nature

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The science: Learn about quantum biology – the role quantum mechanics plays in biological processes. The music: This cantata is one for horn fans, with a prominent natural horn complementing the soprano singer.

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Errollyn Wallen and Laura Snowden

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

The guitar was historically regarded as a male dominated instrument but in recent times many women have excelled in guitar, both as performers and composers.

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London International Guitar Competition + Emmanuel Sowicz

Classical / London Guitar Festival

This ticket is for the Final of the London International Guitar Competition and Emmanuel Sowicz Concert - 2018 winner only.

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Natalie Clein

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Natalie Clein presents the darkly opulent Cello Sonata of gifted Dutch composer Henriëtte Bosmans, in a captivating programme of cello and song with Julius Drake and Ruby Hughes.

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Lambert

Contemporary at Kings Place

Five years ago, Lambert appeared for the first time. Well, better to say he was heard from. The person behind the Sardinian bull mask remains unrecognised to this day.

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Juice Vocal Ensemble: Voices of Venus

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

The experimental vocal trio present a programme combining voice with electronics, found sounds and percussion, inspired by leftfield pop, theatre and new classical music.

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Quercus

Folk at Kings Place

Quercus brings together three of the UK’s most creative, multi award winning musicians to create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life’s work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere.

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Two-Piano Marathon with Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen, Christian Ihle Hadland, Susan Tomes & Tim Horton

Classical / London Piano Festival

London Piano Festival once again celebrates the joys, challenges and sheer brilliance of music written for two pianos as five internationally acclaimed pianists team up in various pairings for an evening of enormous variety.

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Gwilym Simcock

Jazz / London Piano Festival

The celebrated British pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock presents music from his latest album Near and Now.

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Federico Colli

Classical / London Piano Festival

The charismatic Italian pianist Federico Colli leapt to worldwide attention as the winner of the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition.

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Zoë Keating

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music with a cello and a foot-controlled laptop.

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Melodic Circles – Mehdi & Adib Rostami

World at Kings Place

Adib and Mehdi Rostami present music from their first official album Melodic Circles, a contemporary approach to Iranian classical music.

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Galya Bisengalieva & Katherine Tinker

Contemporary / Luminate

Award winning violinist Galya Bisengalieva & rising star Katherine Tinker join us for an intimate in the round performance.

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Kate Whitley & The Multi-Story Orchestra

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

A concert intertwining spoken word and music about love, exploring the relationship between sound and text through both sung poetry and live readings interspersed with improvised music.

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Steven Isserlis Masterclass for ChamberStudio

Classical at Kings Place

Steven Isserlis coaches two professional chamber groups in a public masterclass in Hall One. ChamberStudio provides high-level coaching and support to chamber groups in the early stages of their careers, holding masterclasses at Kings Place throughout the year.

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Matthew Barley – The Girl from Ipanema

Classical / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Matthew Barley and ensemble chart a roller-coaster journey through diverse and sumptuous musical landscapes. Could this be the first time The Girl From Ipanema strolls by Barber’s ecstatic Adagio for Strings?

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Being Mrs Bach

Classical / Bach Weekend 2019

The home life of the Bach family, as seen through the eyes of Anna Magdalena Bach, is reimagined by author and critic Jessica Duchen.

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The Lock-In – Sticks and Keys

Contemporary / Mozart’s Piano

Experience the bold colours and rhythmic intensity of Bartók’s Sonata for two pianos and percussion in a unique immersive performance where you’re invited to lie down amongst the musicians.

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Aurora Orchestra with Yeol Eum Son

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Kings Place Resident Aurora Orchestra premieres Missy Mazzoli’s exciting and adventurous new work, alongside Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 21, performed by rising star Yeol Eum Son.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Hunting for Aliens

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: This theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection. The science: Professor Lewis Dartnell closes the season with a look at the latest research in astrobiology – the search for extraterrestrial life.

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Consone Quartet with Gillian Keith

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Consone Quartet explore and recreate the soundworld of the classical and early Romantic string quartet repertoire on period instruments.

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins present Rebecca Clarke’s little-known early violin sonata alongside music by the French composers she admired, Debussy and Lili Boulanger.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.

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Workshop #1 – Switch Up Your Singing Style with The Swingles

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

Whatever your background, this workshop will give you the tools to step outside your musical comfort zone and explore different vocal techniques and approaches.

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Alfred Brendel Masterclass for ChamberStudio

Classical at Kings Place

The incomparable Alfred Brendel coaches two professional string quartets in a public masterclass on music close to his heart - that of Beethoven and Schubert.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Barbara Strozzi

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state. Yet this pupil of Cavalli was quietly creating a unique musical legacy.

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Little Fir Tree – Gala Premiere

Family / Christmas

Little Fir Tree is a magical new uplifting musical for whole family, re-imagined from the Hans Christian Andersen story and presented by celebrity storyteller Sylvester McCoy, cast and live orchestra.

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Sonoro

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Returning to Kings Place, Sonoro, one of the UK’s most impressive chamber choirs, has won acclaim for its exquisitely balanced sound and passionate singing.

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Mozart’s Requiem

Classical / Time Unwrapped

An intimate performance of Mozart’s sublime Requiem from Hugo Ticciati with O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra and VOCES8 is prefaced by Schubert’s coruscating vision of mortality, Death and the Maiden, performed by Signum Quartet.

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LIAF presents: Nordic Raga + Indotranceltic

World at Kings Place

London International Arts Festival 2018 presents Nordic Raga, a collaboration between Swedish Folk Music and South Indian classical music Nordic Raga experiments with bringing more improvisation into Nordic folk music.

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Classic Album Sundays: TIME OUT – Dave Brubeck

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture. Dave Brubeck’s platinum 1959 album featuring Take Five is here contextualised and explored by Brubeck's son, Darius.

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The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage

Classical at Kings Place

The world-renowned choir presents music by two representatives of English music over four centuries apart: William Cornysh and Benjamin Britten were prolific in both sacred and secular music.

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Macro/Micro III

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

In this three-part series, the Carducci Quartet interleave two quartets with a jewel-like miniature by Bartók’s living compatriot, György Kurtág.

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Ana Vidovic Masterclass

Classical / London Guitar Festival 2018

Ana Vidovic is one of the greatest guitarists of our time. She is also an excellent and patient teacher giving each student vital information on what they need do to improve.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – How to Leave the Planet

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: An intimate cantata showing off the skills of the oboe and horn players, looking at the world from God’s perspective. The science: How do we get to the stars? with Dallas Campbell.

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On the Hour - London Sinfonietta

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Time underpins all music – whether composers suspend it or mark it passing. London Sinfonietta’s second concert in Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped is in three parts, each starting strictly on the hour.

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Triumph of Time and Truth

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Instruments of Time and Truth are joined by Oxford Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last.

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Leszek Możdżer

Jazz / London Piano Festival

Pianist and composer Leszek Możdżer is one of the great revelations of the last decade in Baltic jazz.

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Konstantin Lifschitz

Classical / London Piano Festival

One of the most fascinating pianists performing today, Konstantin Lifschitz presents a hauntingly beautiful programme which explores the interior worlds of Janáček and Schubert at their most personal. He concludes with Debussy's Preludes Book One.

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Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva

Classical / London Piano Festival

Artistic Directors of London Piano Festival, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, showcase their special collaboration in a thrillingly colourful programme featuring French and Spanish masterpieces.

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Plastikes Karekles

World / Equator Festival: Women of the World

An eclectic fusion of international and Greek musicians with roots from traditional Greek folk to classical and jazz, Plastikes Karekles (Plastic Chairs) represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself. 

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Macro/Micro I

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

In this three-part series, the Carducci Quartet interleave two of Bartók’s set of six quartets with a jewel-like miniature by Bartók’s living compatriot, György Kurtág.

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Robocobra Quartet

Contemporary at Kings Place

Mining influence from jazz, hardcore and contemporary classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else.

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North India: Soumik Datta, Roopa Panesar & Shahbaz Hussain

World / Songlines Encounters 2018

Soumik Datta, Roopa Panesar and Shahbaz Hussain take us through ragas for different times of the day, from morning until night, as well as different time-cycles or talas.

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Carducci Quartet with Reiko Fujisawa (piano)

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Carducci Quartet perform one of the most popular and melodic of Haydn’s quartets and Mendelssohn’s passionate and stormy last quartet in F minor, joined by Reiko Fujisawa for Schumann’s ever-popular Quintet.

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Lucy Parham – ‘Spring Night’

Classical at Kings Place

Internationally-known for her interpretations of Schumann, Lucy Parham presents a solo piano recital with poetry at its heart.

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Chiaroscuro Quartet

Classical / Time Unwrapped

The celebrated Chiaroscuro Quartet open with Bach’s enigmatic trove of four-part writing before leaping into Beethoven’s vivacious early Op. 18 No. 4 Quartet and Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet.

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In Search of Lost Time

Classical / Time Unwrapped

In this programme, violinist Chloë Hanslip and pianist Danny Driver recreate a Proustian salon, featuring Beethoven’s late music and the inspirational work of contemporaries Fauré, Debussy and Hahn.

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Chaplin in the Jazz Age

Jazz / Time Unwrapped

Following their acclaimed Brahms and Schubert Quintet projects, Viennese tavern band ZRI present a live re-scoring of their favourite scenes from Charlie Chaplin’s early classics.

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Aurora Orchestra with Charles Owen & Mark Stone

Classical / Mozart’s Piano

Mark Stone joins the orchestra for Martin Suckling’s Candlebird, a poignant song cycle. Mozart’s effervescent Piano Concerto No. 16 performed by pianist Charles Owen, who makes his debut with the orchestra.

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Time-Line

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

Thom Gould explores music for strings, electronics and tape, in which past and present are brought into riveting focus, culminating in Different Trains.

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Aurora Orchestra with Shai Wosner

Classical / Mozart’s Piano

Following a critically-acclaimed debut with Aurora at Kings Place last year, Shai Wosner returns for an eclectic programme which includes one of the greatest masterpieces in the canon of chamber music.

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Northern Chords Festival Ensemble

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The annual Northern Chords Festival on Tyneside travels down to London for this exciting taster event. The ensemble performs Janáček’s Violin Sonata, Mendelssohn’s C minor Piano Trio and Brahms’ famous G minor Piano Quartet.

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Christine Tobin

Jazz at Kings Place

Christine Tobin leads her virtuosic musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, with a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi-award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman who has also collaborated with Christine on past projects.

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Let there be Light

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Acclaimed duo Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, preface Messiaen’s monumental Visions de l’Amen with the poignant duet arrangements of Bach chorale preludes György Kurtág wrote for himself and his wife.

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Aquinas Piano Trio

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Aquinas Trio presents the first of an exciting trio of concerts exploring the three piano trios by Schumann. Each concert pairs a Schumann trio with one by Haydn.

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Alfred Brendel Masterclass for ChamberStudio

Classical at Kings Place

The incomparable Alfred Brendel coaches two professional string quartets in a public masterclass on music close to his heart – that of Beethoven.

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Eleonore Pameijer (flute), Hugh Webb (harp), and members of the Allegri Quartet

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Dutch flautist Eleonore Pameijer is joined by harpist Hugh Webb and members of the Allegri Quartet in a programme of some of the most beautiful chamber music ever composed.

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Christmas with Septura & Clemency Burton-Hill

Classical / Christmas

Brass instruments are part of the musical fabric of Christmas, and in this concert, Septura’s spotlight focuses on the highlights – some familiar, some not – of the rich and varied Christmas canon.

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Handel’s Messiah with Hanover Band

Classical / Christmas

Some of the best period instrument specialists in the UK, the goal of the Hanover Band is to give audiences a feeling for what earlier music sounded like when heard in favourable circumstances.

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Berio: Theatre of the World

Contemporary / Turning Points

Luciano Berio was one of the important collaborators with the London Sinfonietta in the 1970s, helping the group establish its international reputation. This event is part of the ensemble’s 50th season celebrations.

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Raga Garage + Trilok Gurtu

World at Kings Place

London International Arts Festival 2017 presents an exciting double bill featuring the vibrant Raga Garage and master percussionist Trilok Gurtu.

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Lisa Smirnova

Classical / London Piano Festival 2017

Award-winning Russian pianist, Lisa Smirnova, presents a morning of beautiful Baroque and Classical pieces including Mozart and Handel.

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Thomas Gould, Gwilym Simcock & Bernhard Schimpelsberger

Jazz at Kings Place

Following the success of Thomas Gould and Gwilym Simcock’s sold out gig in last year’s ‘Baroque Unwrapped’ series, these two creative forces are joined by percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger for their latest collaboration.

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Chamber Cellos

Classical / Cello Unwrapped

From late starters to serious gigging amateurs, Chamber Cellos courses offer a supportive and fun environment. Led by professional cellist Kim Mackrell, Chamber Cellos courses are all about the joy of playing.

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Leonard Elschenbroich with 12 ensemble

Classical / Cello Unwrapped

The bold 12 ensemble collaborates with fast-rising German virtuoso, Leonard Elschenbroich, in a programme that seamlessly blends the contemporary with baroque and neo-classical music.

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