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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.

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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What became of Lennon’s Steinway and Chopin’s Pleyel?
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
Behzod Abduraimov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Nov 2019
classical music
Enjoy the views as you encounter Chopin’s preludes and Mussorgsky’s innovative gallery promenade
Enjoy the views as you encounter Chopin’s preludes and Mussorgsky’s innovative gallery promenade
Yevgeny Sudbin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 03 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Dec 2019
classical music
‘A pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement.’ (The Independent)
‘A pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement.’ (The Independent)
Noriko Kawai, pianist

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7:45 pm
Sun 19 Jan 2020
7:45 pm | Sun 19 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
Hear a revelatory work for piano by James Dillon, performed in London for the first time in 15 years
Hear a revelatory work for piano by James Dillon, performed in London for the first time in 15 years
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Jan 2020
classical music
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
Roman Rabinovich, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 11 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Feb 2020
classical music
This musical homage to Pablo Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown
This musical homage to Pablo Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown
Alexei Volodin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Fairy tale atmosphere pervades an all-Russian musical evening
Fairy tale atmosphere pervades an all-Russian musical evening
Pierre-Laurent Aimard.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 10 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Stephen Hough, pianist

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

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7:30 pm
Tue 31 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 31 Mar 2020
classical music
An International Piano Series debut takes in Beethoven’s great final Piano Sonata
An International Piano Series debut takes in Beethoven’s great final Piano Sonata
Saleem Ashkar, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
Trace the friendships and romances that inspired composers in music shaped by relationships
Trace the friendships and romances that inspired composers in music shaped by relationships
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
Ingrid Fliter, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 13 May 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 13 May 2020
classical music
classical music
Encounter Beethoven and Schumann’s most personal musical statements
Encounter Beethoven and Schumann’s most personal musical statements
Clare Hammond, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 03 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Jun 2020
classical music
classical music
An unfairly neglected composer is at the heart of an imaginative selection for piano
An unfairly neglected composer is at the heart of an imaginative selection for piano

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