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Opening Night: A Mozart Gala

London Piano Festival

Fri 4 Oct

Opening Night: A Mozart Gala

London Piano Festival

Mozart Piano Concerto in A K414 (KA)
Piano Concerto in C K415 (CO)
Piano Concerto in E, K449 (LM)
Carducci String Quartet
Katya Apekisheva piano
Charles Owen piano
Lara Melda piano
TBC double bass

The London Piano Festival opening night at Kings Place brings a special celebration of Mozart’s finest early piano concerti, performed by artistic directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year Lara Melda, along with the award-winning and ever-creative Carducci String Quartet.

In March 1781 Mozart arrived in Vienna to begin his journey as a newly independent, freelance musician. By a happy coincidence, the fledgling fortepiano was beginning to make a serious foray into the developing musical world of the city. As one of the leading performers on these expressive new instruments, Mozart decided to create a series of imaginative piano concerti designed to display his unique talents. To ensure the widest possible exposure these works were designated for performance with both chamber orchestra and string ensemble.

This Gala presents three of Mozart’s finest early piano concerti, each filled with youthful exuberance, grace, wit and melodic inventiveness. London Piano Festival artistic directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen will be joined by Lara Melda, the outstanding winner of the 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. All three of tonight’s pianists enjoy regular collaborations with the Carducci String Quartet, making them the ideal partners for this Mozart celebration.

The performance will last approximately 70 mins, without an interval. 

Date:Fri 4 Oct
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. 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 continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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£8.50 ‘Under 30s’ tickets
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Kings Place Concessions Tickets
We want to ensure that people who may be struggling financially to purchase a ticket can still enjoy visiting Kings Place. A limited number of tickets have been allocated to this event (if the ticket type does not show in the booking pathway, it means they have all been sold). Concessions tickets are accessible for people on the following criteria (for more information visit our FAQs)
  • Pension Credit
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  • Disability Benefit
  • Income Support or Job Seekers allowance
  • Students
Pre-Concert Meal Offer
Enjoy a pre-concert meal before your classical music event at Rotunda restaurant and bar at a discounted price, exclusively for Kings Place classical concert-goers in Hall One. Rotunda restaurant and bar is located canal-side on the ground floor of the building, serving quality food produced by independent suppliers. Find out more at Pre-Concert Meal FAQs.
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