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Key dates: The London Piano Festival brings four days of recitals, concerts and jazz-fusion to Kings Place

29 September, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Festival organisers Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen. PHOTO: Sim Canetty

There’s a stunning line-up of pianists playing in the second four-day London Piano Festival at Kings Place arts starting on Thursday, October 5.

Leading the line-up are festival co-organisers Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, both tip-top pianists and both piano professors at Guildhall School of Music. Other pianists include Danny Driver, Nelson Goerner, Ilya Itin, Lisa Smirnova, Melvyn Tan and Jason Rebello .

“The festival links all aspects of the piano together, from traditional recitals to a family concert and jazz-fusion,” say the co-organisers.

Highlights include:
October 5: 7.30pm, Owen and Apekisheva, separately in first half, together in the second.
October 6: 7.30pm, Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner.
October 7: 11.30am, Austrian-Russian pianist Lisa Smirnova; 2pm, Melvyn Tan plays world premiere of South African composer Kevin Volans’ L’Africaine; 4pm, Russian pianist Ilya Itin; 7.30pm, Two-piano marathon played by seven pianists.
October 8: 11am, Family concert; 1.30pm, Jason Rebello plays jazz-fusion
• London Piano Festival, Kings Place, October 5-8. Full details/ tickets: www.kingsplace.co.uk

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