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‘Welcome to the 4th edition of London Piano Festival!

We are delighted to follow upon the successes of our three previous festivals with another uniquely exciting and widely contrasted series of piano performances all held in the vibrant, contemporary setting of Kings Place.

A sequence of solo recitals will run throughout the five-day festival including appearances by two of today’s most sought-after classical artists – Ingrid Fliter and Christian Ihle Hadland. The electrifying jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock offers an unmissable night of his own compositions whilst younger listeners can prepare to experience the piano up-close and revealed in a new light by Sarah Nicolls’ groundbreaking show ‘The Inside-Out Piano’.

Music and Words combine for two special events – a lecture-recital on Schubert by the acclaimed Scottish pianist Susan Tomes and the London premiere of Lucy Parham’s new show, a homage to the legendary 19th century pianist/composer Clara Wieck Schumann narrated by Dame Harriet Walter.

The central event is the ever-popular Two-Piano Marathon where six of the LPF pianists including the outstanding Tim Horton will team up in various combinations to present a wide range of repertoire from Mozart to Brahms via Debussy and Ravel. A world premiere by Jonathan Dove, our ‘LPF 2019 Composer in Residence’ will celebrate the distinctive voice of a much-loved British composer. We look forward to welcoming audiences to this festive occasion!’

– Charles Owen & Katya Apekisheva, Artistic Directors

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Ingrid Fliter plays Beethoven & Chopin

Classical / London Piano Festival

The dazzling Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter opens the 2019 London Piano Festival with an unmissable recital programme featuring works by Beethoven and Chopin.

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Charles Owen & Katya Apekisheva

Classical / London Piano Festival

The London Piano Festival’s Artistic Directors showcase their solo playing and special collaboration in a wide ranging programme featuring piano music inspired by Nature and Mankind.

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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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Susan Tomes – Lecture-Recital

Learning / London Piano Festival

Award-winning pianist Susan Tomes explores the landscape of Schubert's late A major Sonata, D959, one of the great pillars of the piano repertoire.

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Christian Ihle Hadland

Classical / London Piano Festival

Christian Ihle Hadland has established himself as a true craftsman of the piano. He presents a programme centred around three of the best-loved of all pianist composers.

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Two-Piano Marathon with Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen, Christian Ihle Hadland, Ingrid Fliter, 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 six internationally acclaimed pianists team up in various pairings for an evening of enormous variety.

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The Inside-Out Piano with Sarah Nicolls

Family / London Piano Festival

Come and experience the piano like never before: strummed like a guitar, singing like a whale and even swinging in mid-air!

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I, Clara

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Created to celebrate 200 years since Clara Wieck Schumann’s birth in 1819, I, Clara tells her extraordinary life story in her own words.

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