Classical music

Radu Lupu performs Beethoven

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, alongside Rachmaninov’s ever-popular Symphony No. 2.

The great Romanian pianist has not given a press interview for 30 years, but his ‘radiant playing’ (The Guardian) speaks for itself.

He brings a lifetime of experience to this performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4. Opening with a theme of Mozartian elegance, the work soon reveals a stormier Romantic sensibility.

Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, and in particular the singing slow movement clarinet melody at its heart, has been an audience favourite since its first performance.

Revel in Rachmaninov’s lush orchestral writing, under the baton of Paavo Järvi.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Paavo Järvi conductor
Radu Lupu piano


Beethoven: Overture, Coriolan; Piano Concerto No.4
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

Dates & times

3 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 135 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)

These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts:
Brian Tyler Returns – Live in Concert (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Valentine’s Day Gala (14 Feb 2019).