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2 Mar 2018

Please note: despite current weather conditions, this event will be going ahead as planned. If this situation changes, we will inform all bookers as soon as possible.

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie's interpretative voice extends across a broad range of repertoire in playing that is ‘ever immaculate, ever imaginative’, with the ‘combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have' (The Times).

Lortie will perform Schubert’s serene Piano Sonata in G major, D.894. Completed in October 1826, the work is sometimes called the ‘Fantasie’ and was the last of Schubert's sonatas published during his lifetime, later described by Robert Schumann as the ‘most perfect in form and conception’ of any of Schubert's sonatas. Then, he plays Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage, 2nd book: Italy, inspired by Liszt's travels with his lover in the 1830s and artworks by the Italian Masters Raphael and Michelangelo.

Louis Lortie has performed complete Beethoven sonata cycles at London's Wigmore Hall and Berlin's Philharmonie. As pianist and conductor with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, he has performed all five Beethoven concertos and all of the Mozart concertos.
He performed the complete works of Ravel in London and Montreal for the BBC and CBC, and is renowned all over the world for his performances of the complete Chopin etudes.

Schubert Piano Sonata in G major, D.894
Liszt Années de pèlerinage, 2nd book: Italy

Please note that at the request of the artist, some changes have been made to the programme originally advertised.

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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