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International Piano Series

The 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.

The 2018/19 season marked the 30th anniversary of the series, and continues with recitals from IPS favourites Angela Hewitt playing Beethoven and Bach, Maurizio Pollini playing Chopin and Debussy, and Cédric Tiberghien playing Mozart and Schumann. The series culminates in a weekend dedicated to the music of Stockhausen, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich.

In 2019/20 we welcome global superstar Daniil Trifonov; Stephen Hough performs a thoughtful mix of Chopin, Busoni and Liszt; Paul Lewis concludes his multi-year exploration of the piano works of Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms; and Pierre-Laurent Aimard pairs Beethoven's mighty Hammerklavier Sonata with Charles Ives – plus more recitals from returning artists and new faces.

Her playing, exquisite yet searching, is always fascinating to re-encounter
Times on Mitsuko Uchida

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Book multiple International Piano Series events in the same transaction to receive a discount.

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Get priority booking for the Classical Season 2019/20 and access to an exclusive Cafe-Bar on the top floor of Royal Festival Hall before or after your concert.

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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
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
classical music
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
Daniil Trifonov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
classical music
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War Sonata
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War...
Stephen Hough, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Fate, death and transcendence: composers lift the veil on spiritual mysteries
Fate, death and transcendence: composers lift the veil on spiritual mysteries
Maurizio Pollini, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 28 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 28 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
Hear one of the great pianists of the current era in an eagerly anticipated appearance
Hear one of the great pianists of the current era in an eagerly anticipated appearance