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International Piano Series 2017/18

5 Oct 2017 - 6 Jun 2018

The International Piano Series is a celebration of supreme artistic excellence featuring the world’s leading pianists. With over 16 recitals per season it gives you a unique chance to see established names as well as providing a London platform for the most exciting and exceptional young talent.

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our International Piano Series 2017/18.

Young virtuosos

This year’s rising stars, Khatia Buniatishvili, Alice Sara Ott and Benjamin Grosvenor offer us a kaleidoscope of contrasting personalities and styles, while Bertrand Chamayou makes his International Piano Series debut in the opening concert of the season.

Music from the North

As part of our festival Nordic Matters, Víkingur Ólafsson makes his debut in this year’s series with Brahms’ Piano Sonata No.3 and its five movements containing echoes of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, alongside that most quintessential of Nordic performers, the Norwegian Leif Ove Andsnes.

The unmissable virtuosos

Enjoy a tremendous range of musical masterpieces while being thrilled by the virtuosity of world-famous figures such as Maurizio Pollini, Stephen Hough and Paul Lewis.

A new partnership

Two recitals continue Southbank Centre’s partnership with Mitsuko Uchida. Renowned for her outstanding interpretations of Schubert, this piano legend embarks on the first of her recitals featuring the piano sonatas, from the boundless energy of the G major Sonata to the emotional depths plumbed by the sonata in B major.

Offering a different perspective, Southbank Centre Artist in Residence, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, throws light on 20th century scores with his performance of Ligeti’s Etudes as part of a weekend to celebrate the composer’s music.

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IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
31 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 31 Oct 2017
Classical music
'A pianist of magisterial elegance.' (The New York Times)
'A pianist of magisterial elegance.' (The New York Times)
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
15 Nov 2017
7:30 pm | 15 Nov 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The rising Icelandic star Víkingur Ólafsson makes his debut in our International Piano Series
The rising Icelandic star Víkingur Ólafsson makes his debut in our International Piano Series
7:30 pm
28 Nov 2017
7:30 pm | 28 Nov 2017
Classical music
The great pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings a series of Schubert's piano sonatas to London
The great pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings a series of Schubert's piano sonatas to London
7:30 pm
1 Dec 2017
7:30 pm | 1 Dec 2017
Classical music
The second of Mitsuko Uchida's Schubert series opens with the composer's Sonata in B major, D.575
The second of Mitsuko Uchida's Schubert series opens with the composer's Sonata in B...
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
23 Jan 2018
7:30 pm | 23 Jan 2018
Classical music
Enjoy a performance by one of today's most celebrated interpreters of Classical repertoire
Enjoy a performance by one of today's most celebrated interpreters of Classical repertoire
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
7 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | 7 Feb 2018
Classical music
See the young German artist present colourful explorations of the Theme and Variations form
See the young German artist present colourful explorations of the Theme and Variations form
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
28 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | 28 Feb 2018
Classical music
The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg first rose to prominence while still in his teens
The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg first rose to prominence while still in his teens
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
13 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | 13 Mar 2018
Classical music
Maurizio Pollini is revered worldwide as today's towering elder statesman of the piano
Maurizio Pollini is revered worldwide as today's towering elder statesman of the piano
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
20 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | 20 Mar 2018
Classical music
Tonight marks the International Piano Series debut of the young Chinese-American pianist George Li
Tonight marks the International Piano Series debut of the young Chinese-American pianist George Li
IPS 2017/18
7:30 pm
5 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | 5 Apr 2018
Classical music
Watch 'our foremost pianist' (The Sunday Times), Stephen Hough perform
Watch 'our foremost pianist' (The Sunday Times), Stephen Hough perform

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