Thursday 9 July 2020

Bastille Day: Institut français celebrates on-line with live-streamed recital from Anne Lovett

Anne Lovett
Anne Lovett
The Institut français du Royaume-Uni in South Kensington will be celebrating the 14 July 2020 digitally this year. The French pianist and composer Anne Lovett will be live-streaming a concert which will include Toix3 by the Franco-American composer Betsy Jolas (born 1926), a selection of works by Eric Satie (1866-1925) and three of Lovett's own pieces, For Now, L’Albatros, and On The Run.

Stephen Pritchard, writing in The Guardian described Lovett's music as reflecting on 'on our current febrile political landscape', going on to say that her 'quietly plaintive tonal music echoes the European tradition, from Bach to Satie and beyond, and feels like a soulful elegy for a Britain that has lost its bearings'.

Born in Normandie, Lovett studied in Caen and at the Paris Conservatoire (with a pupil of Artur Rubenstein, and a pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli). She also studied jazz and improvised music with Samy Abenaim of the Bill Evans Piano Academy in Paris, and later free improvisation with Keith Tippett. She then studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music with pianist Hamish Milne and with composer Ruth Byrchmore.

Anne Lovett's recital will be streamed on the Institut français' Facebook page and YouTube channel

Update: Anne Lovett will be on In Tune on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 13 July from 6pm

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