The five-strong string band VOŁOSI are one of the undiscovered treasures of Polish traditional music. Combining two classical and three folk musicians, they create a distinctive sound with a dramatic stage presence.
Countertenor Iestyn Davies co-curates a special London Unwrapped programme which sparks a dialogue across four centuries of music and ideas. At its root are songs by the brightest stars in the musical firmament of Elizabethan
Kings Place Music Foundation is proud to be lead commissioner of a new clarinet quintet from Thomas Adès, and to present the world premiere, performed for its dedicatees, clarinettist Mark Simpson and the Diotima Quartet.
In this glittering programme, ‘The Immigrant’, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero views early works of Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, all of whom emigrated to America, through the prism of Charlie Chaplin’s legendary film.
Pianist Katya Apekisheva explores the world of late Schubert through her close affinity with the three Klavierstücke, D946, and Sonata in B flat, D960, revealing compelling facets of the Viennese composer by turns turbulent, obsessive, otherworldly and dance-like.
The Two Piano Gala forms the heart of the London Piano Festival where five internationally acclaimed pianists will team up in various formations to celebrate the joys, challenges and sheer brilliance of pianistic collaboration.
In this special lecture-recital, famous mathematician Marcus du Sautoy will explain how ideas of symmetry are at work throughout the variations. Like an audible Alhambra, Bach plays with different symmetrical ideas to create the 30 variations that make up the piece, here played by the pianist Charles Owen.
In the second edition of the hugely popular Rush-hour Lates series, the Brodsky Quartet perform Schubert’s last three quartets and his quintet, lovingly set up with musical preludes.