Piers Lane

Friday 21 October 10:30am | Sunday 23 October 10:30am

Westbury Town Hall, Lyall Street, Westbury

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. In recent seasons Piers Lane performed three concerti at Carnegie Hall, and world premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano Concerto and Double Piano Concerto Implacable Gifts, both written for him.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, appearances at Bard Music Festival in the US, a solo recital at Wigmore Hall, and duo performances with violinist Tasmin Little throughout the UK.

Five times soloist at the BBC Proms, Piers Lane’s concerto repertoire exceeds one hundred works. He has recorded over sixty CDs, primarily with Hyperion Records. His most recent releases are piano concertos by Ferdinand Ries, a sonata disc with violinist Tasmin Little, and chamber works by Borodin, the ninth disc he has recorded with the Goldner String Quartet.

Piers is the Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia. In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).

Performers

Piers Lane, piano

Program

Grieg: Holberg Suite op.40

Liszt: Sonata in B minor S178

 

INTERVAL

 

Liszt: from Christmas Tree Suite:

4. Adeste Fideles – March of the Three Wise Men of the East.

5. Scherzoso – Lighting the candles on the Christmas tree.

6. Glockenspiel – Carillion.

7. Schlummerlied – Lullaby.

8. Ancient Provençal Christmas Carol.

9. Evening Bells.

10. Formerly

 

Grieg: Sonata in E minor Op. 7

Culzean, Lunch with Piers Lane

1 William Street, Westbury

On the third day we are back in Westbury for a performance by Piers Lane at the Town Hall. This will be followed by a sit-down lunch at the remarkable Culzean Gardens generously hosted by Dinah Fitzgerald and Philip Leith.