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    Chad Lawson

    Wed 4 May, 7.30pm
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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    Chad Lawson, pianist
    Shervin Lainez

    The master of reinvention's bold interpretations of the classics, electronic loops and atmospherics resonate with EDM fans and neo-classical traditionalists alike.

    His innovations range from interpretations of the likes of Bach and Chopin to the piano itself, which he has reimagined using an iPad.

    With his ambitious most recent release, You Finally Knew, Lawson has concocted a soothing sonic cocktail as an antidote for this Age of Anxiety.

    Lawson calls it ‘That place of stillness where you can heal your wounds and rejuvenate and then go back into the real world.’

    Lawson is also the host and creator of the acclaimed mental wellness podcast Calm It Down.

    ‘If you listen to any of my albums, they all revolve around the idea of stillness,’ he says.

    ‘I'm just trying to invite people to take a moment and reconnect with who they are. The music I make is meant to create calm.’

    And now more than ever, that's what the world needs to hear.

    Need to know

    VIP meditation session add-on
    Join Chad Lawson for an intimate, hour-long guided meditation session ahead of his performance. The session begins at 6pm.

    The VIP meditation session is available to buy as an optional add-on for £27. You can select the add-on once you've added a ticket for the 7.30pm performance to your basket.

    Dates & times

    Wed 4 May, 7.30pm


    Standard entry £22.50*

    A VIP meditation session is available to buy as an optional add-on for £27*

    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    Concessions 25%**

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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