Southbank Centre Ligeti Festival 2018

This May 11-13, Artist-in-Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to London for the Southbank Centre’s 2018 Ligeti Festival.

On May 11, Pierre-Laurent joins Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Marie-Luise Neunecker to perform Ligeti’s Trio for violin, horn and piano. The dynamic program also hears Ligeti’s Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes and Pierre-Laurent’s corresponding improvisations for four hands, along with the Hungarian-Austrian composer’s 3 Pieces for 2 pianos. To supply the second pair of hands, Pierre-Laurent is joined by Tamara Stefanovich – together they also present Nancarrow’s Study for Player Piano Nos. 4 & 9, arranged by Pierre-Laurent and Florent Boffard for two pianos.

Daniel Ciampolini joins on percussion for Ligeti’s Etude No. 8 arranged for piano & percussion, and Pierre-Laurent’s Improvisation for piano & percussion on Ligeti’s Etude No. 4.

On May 12, Pierre-Laurent performs the complete piano Études. The next day, he reunites with the Aurora Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Collon for Ligeti’s Piano Concerto.

Stream Pierre-Laurent’s album Ligeti: Études; Musica Ricercata.

Discover Pierre-Laurent’s Explore the Score project here.

For more information on the Southbank Centre Ligeti Festival, click here.