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International Piano Series

Our International Piano Series presents the most prestigious pianists on the concert platform, showcasing the talents of the grand masters alongside the best of a current generation of rising stars.

In 2019/20, Stephen Hough performs a mix of Chopin, Busoni and Liszt; Maurizio Pollini pitches the romantic against the avant-garde; and Pierre-Laurent Aimard pairs Beethoven with the experimental Charles Ives. 

The 2020/21 season brings two recitals from Associate Artist Víkingur Ólafsson; a performance of Liszt’s dramatic Sonata in B minor from Denis Matsuev; and in the final year of his three-year Residency, a continuation of Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s focus on Beethoven and the Avant Garde – plus more recitals from returning artists and new faces.

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Book 3 to 4 events in the International Piano Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

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And not just for our Classical Season 2020/21. As a Member, get the first chance to book for every one of our events – and you won't have to pay booking fees.

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The pianist and composer explains his love of classical music concerts
What became of Lennon’s Steinway and Chopin’s Pleyel?
Leading figures from three decades of the Series share memorable stories from behind-the-scenes
Discover more about one of the 21st century’s most consistently thrilling pianists
Find out more about the celebrated Russian pianist
Find out more about the life of the legendary Italian pianist
Discover more about the Canadian pianist and her British roots
Discover more about this Italian rising star
All you need to know about the pianist ahead of his solo recital in the International Piano Series
The celebrated pianist discusses his performance of the notably challenging works
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance
Enjoy the second part of exclusive interview with the Italian pianist at home in Milan
Watch an exclusive interview with the Italian pianist in his Milan home
Delve into some of the most inspiring piano works, selected for you by the much-loved American pianist

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Eric Lu, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 06 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Oct 2020
classical music
A hot-property pianist journeys from the privacy of the confessional to the horror of war.
A hot-property pianist journeys from the privacy of the confessional to the horror of war.
Víkingur Ólafsson, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 27 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 27 Oct 2020
classical music
For a breath of fresh air, try elegant French music and Mussorgsky’s majestic musical pictures
For a breath of fresh air, try elegant French music and Mussorgsky’s majestic musical pictures
Imogen Cooper, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Nov 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Nov 2020
classical music
This British pianist has made central monuments of the Viennese piano literature her own
This British pianist has made central monuments of the Viennese piano literature her own
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 02 Dec 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 02 Dec 2020
classical music
Witness a bold and personal take on the Beethoven anniversary from a master craftsman of the piano
Witness a bold and personal take on the Beethoven anniversary from a master craftsman of the piano
Marc-André Hamelin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Jan 2021
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Jan 2021
classical music
A musician in a class of his own plays sensational and sensitive masterpieces for piano
A musician in a class of his own plays sensational and sensitive masterpieces for piano
Nelson Freire, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 09 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Feb 2021
classical music
Music by Beethoven, Brahms and Wagner reaches new heights of emotional fervour
Music by Beethoven, Brahms and Wagner reaches new heights of emotional fervour
Chopin Competition Winner graphic

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7:30 pm
Tue 23 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Tue 23 Feb 2021
classical music
See the winner of the world’s most competitive single-composer piano competition, live in concert
See the winner of the world’s most competitive single-composer piano competition, live in concert
Karim Said, pianist

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7:45 pm
Wed 03 Mar 2021
7:45 pm | Wed 03 Mar 2021
classical music
A visionary player splices flights of fancy with masterpieces of precision spanning four centuries
A visionary player splices flights of fancy with masterpieces of precision spanning four centuries
Louis Schwizgebel, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 10 Mar 2021
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Mar 2021
classical music
Journey from Debussy’s world of sensuality and suggestion into Schumann’s innermost thoughts
Journey from Debussy’s world of sensuality and suggestion into Schumann’s innermost thoughts
Víkingur Ólafsson, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 25 Mar 2021
7:30 pm | Thu 25 Mar 2021
classical music
An exceptional musician plays works by the original master of the keyboard and its first wild child
An exceptional musician plays works by the original master of the keyboard and its first wild child

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