Programme to include Karlheinz Stockhausen Klavierstück X and Pierre Boulez Piano Sonata no 2
Ian Pace was born in Hartlepool, England in 1968, and studied at Chetham’s School of Music, The Queen’s College, Oxford and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at the Juilliard School in New York. His main teacher, and a major influence on his work, was the Hungarian pianist György Sándor, a student of Bartók.
Based in London since 1993, he has pursued an active international career. His vast repertoire of all periods focuses particularly upon music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the farthest reaches of musical modernism and transcendental virtuosity. He has twice – in 1996 and again in 2016/17 – performed the complete piano music of Michael Finnissy across a series of concerts, and has also been closely associated with a range of others, including Pascal Dusapin (whose piano concerto À Quia he premiered and recorded with the Orchestre de Paris and Christoph Eschenbach), Brian Ferneyhough, James Dillon, Horatiu Radulescu and Walter Zimmermann, as well as championing many younger or lesser-known figures. In all he has premiered well over 200 works for solo piano, as well as performing the classics of modern music: works by Boulez, Stockhausen, Barraqué, Xenakis, Ligeti, Nono, Kagel and Cage. He has also worked with and co-directed several ensembles and currently runs the City Pierrot Ensemble.
He is also an active scholar and musicologist of wide-ranging interests, including
nineteenth-century performance practice – which informs his work as a performer - musical life and institutions in post-war West Germany, modernist aesthetics and the historiography of new music, and the role of notation in the composer–performer relationship. He has published numerous articles on contemporary composers and other musical subjects. Ian is Lecturer in Music and Head of Performance at City, University of London, and has previously taught at the University of Southampton and Dartington College of Arts.
Dates & times
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|23 Nov 2017||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
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