Malvern, WR14 3HB
Paul Lewis, piano
- Haydn Sonata in C Minor Hob XVI:20
- Schubert Sonata for Piano No.18 in G major D894
Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason d’Or de l’Année, the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. He was appointed CBE in 2016.
He works regularly as soloist with the world’s great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic and LA Philharmonic. He became the first person to play a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in a single season at the BBC Proms in 2010.
Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel. He is Co-Artistic Director of Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival held in Buckinghamshire, and a regular participant at the annual Chipping Campden Festival. We are delighted to welcome him back to Malvern to play the Diabelli Variations in this year of Beethoven celebrations.
‘There are many prized recordings of the Beethoven sonatas from past masters and current artists. But if I had to recommend a single complete set, I would suggest Mr Lewis’s distinguished recordings.’ (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times)
Ticket prices: £12