Isserlis, Benedetti and the King’s Singers top bill at LPAC in 2009



Some of the finest classical musicians in the world have been lined up to perform in Lincoln in the New Year.


The University of Lincoln’s Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) has announced the programme schedule for its International Concert Series 2009.


It will bring stars of the classical music world like violinist Nicola Benedetti - the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year and 2008 Classical Brit award winner – to Lincolnshire’s newest arts venue.


Steven IsserlisThe 2009 concert series will be launched by world class cellist Steven Isserlis, who will be making a welcome return to Lincoln and the LPAC. It was Steven who topped the bill at the venue’s opening gala a year ago. He will be performing alongside pianist Dénes Várjon (Piano) on Sunday 11 January.


Then on 8 February, pianist Paul Lewis will perform his critically-acclaimed Schubert’s Piano Sonata in G Major.


His performance is followed on 1 March with a concert by acclaimed young violinist Nicola Benedetti. The season also features violinist Paul Barritt, cellist Guy Johnson and ends with a concert by the world-renowned King’s Singers.


LPAC Producing Director Professor Michael Earley said: “The University’s International Concert Series at LPAC shifts into top gear with a returning concert by the great British cellist Steven Isserlis – a year after he performed at the opening night of the building.

“Along with Isserlis we are welcoming other top talents like Nicola Benedetti as further offerings in the winter and spring season.

“This affirms LPAC’s commitment to the highest quality of performances for the people of Lincoln and the surrounding region.”


Before each performance, the artists will give a pre-concert talk, providing the audience with the chance to grasp a rare insight into their lives and work.


Hosted by Artistic Director Graham Oppenheimer, these talks are an informal and fun way to hear artists’ stories of their careers, experiences, future plans and their passion for music. Audience members can even pose their own questions to the performers.


All pre-concert talks begin at 3.15pm with the performances starting at 4pm.


Full details of artists and dates can be found at  


Tickets are available from, over the phone on 0844 8884414 or from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Please be advised the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office closed for Christmas on 19 December and will reopen on 5 January.


The International Concert Series Ticket Offer: Buy tickets for five ICS events and receive a ticket for a sixth ICS event absolutely free. This offer is only redeemable from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office and applies only to tickets of the same price band.