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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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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nikolai Lugansky makes a welcome return to the International Piano Series
Nikolai Lugansky makes a welcome return to the International Piano Series

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7:30 pm
Tue 16 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Javier Perianes is renowned for his performances of Spanish music
Javier Perianes is renowned for his performances of Spanish music
Francesco Piemontesi photo: Marco Borgreve

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7:30 pm
Thu 02 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 02 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 15 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Cedric Tiberghien’s musical imagination and versatility has captivated audiences worldwide
Cedric Tiberghien’s musical imagination and versatility has captivated audiences worldwide
Pierre-Laurent Aimard by piano

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7:30 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano music
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano...

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5:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos
Yulianna Avdeeva, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 01 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 01 Oct 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
A revelatory Russian pianist performs dreamy, fantastical music by Schumann and Beethoven
A revelatory Russian pianist performs dreamy, fantastical music by Schumann and Beethoven
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
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
Chamber & Recital
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...
Steven Osborne, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus is one of the greatest piano compositions of the 20th century
Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus is one of the greatest piano compositions of the 20th...

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