Piers Lane AO
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 great demand as soloist and collaborative artist, recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty piano concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano Concerto, written for him, with the Sydney Symphony and the London Philharmonic, and several sold-out solo recitals at Wigmore Hall.
Five times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Piers Lane’s concerto repertoire exceeds ninety works and has led to engagements with many of the world’s great orchestras including the BBC and ABC orchestras; the American, Bournemouth and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestras; the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, City of London Sinfonia, and the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras among many others. Leading conductors with whom he has worked include Andrey Boreyko, Sir Andrew Davis, Andrew Litton, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marko Letonja, Vassily Sinaisky, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Antoni Wit.
He frequently performs at prestigious festivals: Aldeburgh, Bard, Bergen, Cheltenham, Como Autumn Music, Consonances, Huntington, La Roque d’Anthéron, Newport, Prague Spring, Ruhr Klavierfestival, Raritäten der Klaviermusik at Schloss vor Husum and the Chopin festivals in Warsaw, Duszniki-Zdroj, Mallorca and Paris, among them.
Piers Lane’s discography of over 50 CDs includes much admired recordings of rare Romantic piano concertos, the complete Preludes and Études by Scriabin, transcriptions of Bach and Strauss, along with complete collections of concert études by Saint-Saens, Moscheles and Henselt, and transcriptions by Grainger. With the Goldner String Quartet, he has recorded Piano Quintets by Bloch, Bridge, Bruch, Dvorak, Harty, Elgar, Taneyev, Arensky and Pierné. Recent recordings have included a solo recording, “Piers Lane goes to Town”, concertos with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and sonatas with violinist Tasmin Little.
In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours, Piers was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to music.
Sunday 29 October 2017
Piers Lane – Piano
Scarlatti Sonata in B minor L33
Bach Preludes and Fugues Book 1: No 22 in B flat minor
Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op. 57 Appassionata
Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 No 1 in C sharp minor
Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 Nno 2 in D flat Major
Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op 22
Followed by lunch (3 courses with matched wines) with Christopher Lawrence in conversation with Piers Lane in the Restaurant of the stunning Josef Chromy Vineyard.
Josef Chromy Wines
370 Relbia Road
Relbia TAS 7258