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Lane Piers

Piers Lane

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a flourishing international career which has taken him to more than forty countries. In the past few years, his engagements have included concerto performances at New York's Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center; a three-recital series called Metamorphoses at London's Wigmore Hall and the opening recital of the Sydney International Piano Competition. He tours annually in Australia and New Zealand and in 2007 his performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Queensland Orchestra received the Limelight Magazine Award for Best Orchestral Performance.

Piers Lane has performed with all the ABC and BBC orchestras amongst many others, and in recent years has worked with leading conductors such as Andrey Boreyko, Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Hickox, Andrew Litton, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Maxim Shostakovich, Vassily Sinaisky and Yan Pascal Tortelier. Piers Lane is also in great demand as a chamber music player and continues his long-standing partnership with British violinist Tasmin Little. Other recent collaborations have included Musica Viva tours with soprano Cheryl Barker, baritone Peter Coleman-Wright and violist/composer Brett Dean. He is also embarking on a new and exciting collaboration with clarinettist, Michael Collins as well as developing his relationship with the Australian based, Goldner String Quartet.

Piers Lane is the Artistic Director of the Myra Hess Day held annually at the National Gallery in London and in 2007 he was appointed the Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. His extensive discography includes the recent release of the Piano Concerto by William Busch on the Lyrita label and, from Hyperion, Piano Quintet by Bloch with Australia's Goldner String Quartet, an Editor's Choice in Gramophone Magazine and Record of the Month in BBC Music Magazine (2008).

events in 2009 with Piers Lane
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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20Fri 7.30 pmAberdeenBBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Piers Lane, piano and Petr Altrichter, conductor