It’s All About Piano! Festival In London
It’s All About PIANO!, a new piano festival in London this month is set to overturn expectations, and shine a light on Anglo-French pianism.
Gerhartz will be appearing at the new festival after a showing of the film Pianomania. ‘I will be talking about how you work with a piano and the pianist so that you come up with the piano the artist wants,’ he says. ‘Imogen Cooper will be playing at the festival, and I’ll be making sure the piano is as good as possible for her.’
Imogen Cooper’s all-Schubert recital will no doubt be one of the highlights of the festival, but there are many other intriguing events in the schedule, including Nick van Bloss in the Goldberg Variations; Guillaume Vincent, who has recently recorded Rachmaninov preludes for the Naïve label, in an Alkan-focused programme; and a film called La voix humaine by Poulenc, presented for the first time in its piano version, and starring Dame Felicity Lott and pianist Graham Johnson.
The festival will take place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th March at the Institut français in South Kensington, London.