SUNDAY 25th March

Sunday 25th March

Festival Brunch 11 am 

UMS ‘n JIP and Tomoko Akasaka, Viola 12:30am
Cello Factory (map)

Book now: £15 (brunch & concert), Concert 0nly £10, £5 concession

Join us for a Bloody Mary and a traditional breakfast while Swiss duo UMS ‘n JIP return with violist Tomoko Akasaka to perform an international programme, with new works from composers from Japan and Greece, as well as Berio’s virtuosic Gesti. This concert also features a new work for solo viola by one of our Composers’ Competition finalists.

Please note brunch is served at 11am. The concert will start at 12.30pm.


Luciano Berio: Sequenza IV 5:30 pm 
Cello Factory (map)

Free admission

Rounding off our sequenza series, British pianist and composer Jonathan Powell performs Sequenza IV, a work for solo piano which Berio describes as “a restless piece of music…[where] chords change constantly [and] tremolo-like passages flash by.”

Pre-Concert Talk: Tim Rutherford-Johnson 5:45 pm 
Cello Factory (map)

Free admission

British journalist and the contemporary music editor for Grove Music Online, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, gives a pre-concert talk about a work in the final concert of the festival with the Neo Quartet and Jonathan Powell.

Neo Quartet and Jonathan Powell, Piano 7:00 pm
Cello Factory (map)

Book now: £12, £5 concession 

The Neo Quartet and Jonathan Powell join forces for the final concert of the London Ear Festival, featuring Xeankis’ piano quartet Akea, a piece by Berlin based British composer Rebecca Saunders, Polish composer Dariusz Przybylski, Japanese Akira Nishimura, as well as the last of Berio’s piano works.

Finishing the night is a performance of one of our Composers’ Competition works, before Artistic Director’s Gwyn Pritchard and Andrea Cavallari announce the winner of the competition.