|Chopin||Two Nocturnes Op. 62 (KA)|
|No. 1 in B|
|No. 2 in E|
|Waltz Op. 69, No. 1 in A flat|
|Waltz Op. 34, No. 1 in A flat|
|Liszt||Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (CO)|
|Stravinsky||The Rite of Spring (KA & CO)|
The LPF Artistic Directors open this gala concert with captivating solo works by two of the most iconic of all 19th Century piano composers; Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt. Katya Apekisheva chooses pairs of Chopin’s Nocturnes & Waltzes to reveal their lyrical and dancelike qualities. Charles Owen focuses on Liszt’s Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude a profound meditation on spirituality, beauty and peace.
Stravinsky’s ground breaking, seminal ballet score The Rite of Spring will be performed in the composer’s own transcription for two pianos. This fascinating version reveals extra dimensions to the familiar masterpiece making it a thrilling, visceral concert experience.
This ticket is to stream this concert online. If you would like to watch the whole evening online, you can purchase both Charles & Katya and Bill Laurance’s performances for £14.50. To book a streaming ticket for Bill Laurance, please click here. The discounted total will be displayed when both events are added to your shopping basket.
Tickets within the hall for the London Piano Festival Fundraising Gala are also available, please see below for more details.
London Piano Festival Fundraising Gala
This concert is part of The London Piano Festival unique Fundraising Gala in aid of the 2021 festival. The evening features two concerts, the first of which features the Festival’s co-Artistic Directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen who will perform solo repertoire in the first half followed by duo repertoire in the second. Audience members at Kings Place will then join an exclusive reception upstairs in Kings Place’s canal-side Battlebridge Room, before jazz pianist Bill Laurance takes to the stage. If you would like to purchase an in-hall Gala evening ticket, please click here.