Wednesday 22 February 2017

Looking ahead: It's All About Piano celebrates five years

It's All About Piano
In 2013, to celebrate the restoration of its piano the Insitut francais in South Kensington, London organised the It's All About Piano festival. This year they are celebrating the fifth festival with artists including Melvyn Tan, Yaron Herrman, Tristran Pfaff, Ulrich Gerhartz, Cedric Pescia, Ivan Ilic, Barry Douglas, Ismael Margain & Guillaume Bellom, the Fidelio Trio, Marcela Roggeri & François Chaplin, in concerts ranging from classical to jazz, from films to family.

Highlights include Melvyn Tan in Beethoven, Jonathan Dove and Liszt, and he is also giving a masterclass, jazz improvisation from Yaron Hermann whose influences include traditional Israeli music, Ivan Ilic in music by Antoine Reicha, Barry Douglas in Schubert, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, and there is a talk from Steinway's master piano tuner, Ulrich Gerhartz, on the prepared piano whilst pianist Cedric Pescia will be performing some of John Cage's works for prepared piano.

The festival runs from 31 March to 2 April 2017 at Institut francais du Royaume-Uni,17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT, full details from the festival website.

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