Date - Sunday 24 March
12pm – Pre-concert talk in The Cello Factory, where drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Ian Pace and Marco Stroppa in converstaion.
Lunchtime recital: Ian Pace (London)
A concert featuring one of Britain’s most sensational performers of new music, pianist Ian Pace, renowned for his ability to surmount the most transcendental of pianistic challenges. As well as the UK premiere of a set of miniatures by the well known composer Marco Stroppa, the programme includes three world premieres: a new piece by the young Lauren Redhead, and the two finalists’ compositions for solo piano from the London Ear Festival International Composers’ Competition. These have been selected by an international jury, who will also decide after the performance which piece wins 1st prize of £1000, plus publication and release of a recording, and which wins 2nd prize of £500.
Marco Stroppa (IT)
Competition Finalist: Mithatcan Öcal
Parachesis II **
Competition Finalist: Theodor Schubach
Michael Jarrell (CH)
Lauren Redhead (GB)
i am but one small instrument **
Ian Pace (London) is a pianist with an uncompromising commitment to musical modernism, his unique combination of intellectual conceptualism and spontaneity have won much admiration. Born in 1968, he studied at Oxford and, as a Fulbright Scholar at the Juilliard School, New York. He pursues an active international career, performing throughout Britain, Europe and the USA. His vast repertoire focuses particularly upon music of the 20th and 21st centuries, embracing the works of living composers as well as ‘classics’ of modern music. He has given world premières of over 100 solo piano pieces. He is renowned for ambitious programming, and for his ability to surmount the most transcendental of pianistic challenges. He has played at most major European venues and festivals, including Festival D’Automne Paris, Agora, IRCAM, Archipel, Geneva, Ars Musica in Brussels, International Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Berlin Bienalle, Wien Modern, the International Festivals of Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Huddersfield and Oxford, Nuovo Consonanza in Rome, Sonorities in Belfast, Warsaw Autumn and the International Bartok Festival in Szombathèly. Many of his recitals have been broadcast, and he has recorded numerous CDs which have received great critical acclaim.
Tickets: £10 (£7 concession) on the door