29th September 2004




One of Britain’s most highly regarded young pianists is to kick off the University of Lincoln’s International Concert Series next month.


Ashley Wass will be performing at the first show in the series which start on Sunday 10th October, with a selection of classical songs including work by Mozart, Brahms, Liszt and Beethoven.


Ashley replaces the advertised pianist Steven Osborne, who has been forced to cancel his performance owing to a bout of ill health.


In light of Steven Osborne’s cancellation, I have managed to secure the wonderful pianist Ashley Wass, one outstanding young pianist for another,” said the series artistic director and founder Graham Oppenheimer.


“The artists who will be performing in this year’s concerts form our best series so far, and are easily on par with the standard of performances that you would expect to see in London.”


The performance is the first in a series of six concerts featuring an array of internationally celebrated artists, including Mi-Kyung Lee and the Pacifica String Quartet, which will be held at Lincoln Drill Hall.


Each concert will start with a pre-concert talk with the performing artist about their lives and inspirations at 3.30pm, with the concert commencing at 4.15pm.


Tickets for the performances are £9, £8 concessions and £4 for students and under 16s. All performances can be viewed with a season ticket priced £48, with a saving of £6 on individual showings. All tickets are obtainable from the Drill Hall box office on 01522 886869, and limited tickets will be available on the door.


The international Concert Series is one of the cultural events staged by the Lincoln Academy, the collective name given to the cultural outreach activities of the university.



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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