London Piano Festival 2020
Saturday 10 October
Saturday 10th October | Hall One, King's Place | 18:00
London Piano Festival Fundraising Gala
Saturday 10 October | Online event | 18:00
Dancing Through Time
Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 62 (KA)
No. 1 in B major
No. 2 in E major
Chopin Waltzes (KA)
Waltz Op. 69, No. 1 in F minor
Waltz Op. 34, No. 1 in A flat major
Liszt Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (CO)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (KA & CO)
Katya Apekisheva, described as being a “profoundly gifted artist” by Gramophone magazine, is one of Europe’s most renowned pianists, in demand internationally as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has been marked out as a pianist of exceptional gifts, performing with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and has received widespread critical acclaim for her interpretations. Katya is a Professor of Piano at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest British pianists of his generation”, Charles Owen has enjoyed an extensive international career performing a wide-ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim. Charles’ solo recordings comprise discs of piano music by JS Bach, Janácek, Poulenc and Fauré.
Pianist, keyboardist and composer Bill Laurance’s music evokes a striking sense of time and place. As an original member of three-time Grammy Award-winning, globetrotting, genre-defying group Snarky Puppy, Laurance has toured countless times, playing to tens of thousands of fans worldwide. Since then he's collaborated with such renowned artists as Morcheeba, Salif Keita, Terence Blanchard, Lala Hathaway, Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, The Metropole Orchestra and the WDR Big Band. He is a champion of cutting-edge keyboard developments and an inveterate inspirer and educator.