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International Chamber Music Series

The International Chamber Music Series brings together some of the most exciting musical collaborations the world over.

Back in a newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall, ICMS celebrates with a performance of Steve Reich’s Different Trains, 30 years on from its world premiere in the same venue in 1988. Further highlights include the return of percussionist Colin Currie with a contemporary blend of Stockhausen and Birtwistle; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marie-Luise Neunecker performing Ligeti’s Horn Trio as part of our weekend-long Ligeti in Wonderland festival; soprano Danielle de Niese reflecting on themes of life and death; and Benjamin Grosvenor heading up a performance of Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

Among the 2018/19 season highlights we count magnetic figures like Catalan viola virtuoso Jordi Savall and pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich who bring the music of Stockhausen to life. Lawrence Power and Pavel Kolesnikov delight you with an all about Brahms programme; and quartets from around the world such as Nash Ensemble, Jerusalem Quartet and Artemis Quartet bring you vibrant and immersive musical evenings.

The joy here was the sense of communion between the visibly enthused performers and a beaming audience high on hypnotic percussion
The Times on the Colin Currie Group at Royal Festival Hall

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2017/18 season: Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
2018/19 season: Sep 2018 - Jul 2019

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Watch pianist Steven Osborne and clarinettist Jean Johnson, describe this remarkable chamber orchestra piece
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin

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7:30 pm
Tue 29 May 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 29 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Recall a historical performance as Benjamin Grosvenor’s ensemble performs Schubert’s Trout Quintet
Recall a historical performance as Benjamin Grosvenor’s ensemble performs Schubert’s Trout...

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7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries

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7:45 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Nash Ensemble presents masterworks of the chamber music repertoire by Mozart, Brahms and Dvořák
The Nash Ensemble presents masterworks of the chamber music repertoire by Mozart, Brahms and...

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Dec 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Jerusalem Quartet have been welcomed at Southbank Centre now for over 15 years
The Jerusalem Quartet have been welcomed at Southbank Centre now for over 15 years

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7:30 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos and acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang return to Royal Festival Hall
Renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos and acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang return to Royal Festival Hall

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3:00 pm
Sun 17 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 17 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The boldly compelling Artemis Quartet return with stirring masterworks by Barber, Britten and Schubert
The boldly compelling Artemis Quartet return with stirring masterworks by Barber, Britten and...
Belcea Quartet.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow

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3:00 pm
Sun 12 May 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 12 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
One of the world’s leading viola players performs emotive 19th-century chamber music by Brahms
One of the world’s leading viola players performs emotive 19th-century chamber music by Brahms
Das Ensemble Musikfabrik spielt Kompositionen von Simon Steen-Andersen, Caspar Johannes Walter, Klaus Lang und Carola Bauckholt auf Instrumenten von Harry Partch / 11.10.2015 / WDR / Koeln

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7:30 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano music
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano...

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5:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos