• London Piano Festival 2020

    Saturday 10 October

    Saturday 10th October | Hall One, King's Place | 18:00

    London Piano Festival Fundraising Gala

    18:00–19:30 | Recital by Katya Apekisheva & Charles Owen
    19:30–20:30 | Reception with bowl food and canapés

    20:30–21:30 | Jazz by Bill Laurance


    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)

    Saturday 10th October | Online event | 20:30

    Night Music
    Bill Laurance

  • Performers

    2020 line-up

    Katya Apekisheva © Karina Gradusova

    Katya Apekisheva

    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.

    Charles Owen © Sim Canetty-Clarke

    Charles Owen

    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.

    Bill Laurance (c) Matthew Lloyd

    Bill Laurance

    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.

  • Tickets

    Tickets can be purchased via the Kings Place website or box office