2nd February 2009, 4:10pm
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Paul Lewis to play at LPAC
Paul Lewis The next date in a series of concerts which brings international stars of classical music to Lincoln will take place this weekend.

World-renowned pianist Paul Lewis will perform at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus on Sunday 8 February.

He will play his highly-acclaimed Schubert Piano Sonata in G Major and Beethoven Diabelli Variations.

The Pillars of the Piano Repertoire is the second date in the LPAC’s International Concert Series 2009. The series was opened on 11 January by world class British cellist Steven Isserlis.

Paul Lewis has made recital and concerto performances at some of the most prestigious venues across Europe, North America, Japan and Australia.

For a decade he has been a regular guest at the BBC Proms, appearing at the televised ‘Last Night’ in 2005.

He has appeared alongside many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, Vienna Symphony and Royal Philharmonic.

His Schubert Piano Sonata series won him the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award and he has been awarded a range of other international accolades, including Diapason d’or de l’annee, the Edison Award, the Gramophone Instrumentalist Award and Record of the Year and the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana.

Before his performance at the LPAC, Paul Lewis will give a pre-concert talk where audience members can gain an insight into his life and work and pose their own questions.

The Pillars of the Piano Repertoire will take place at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus on Sunday 8 February. The pre-concert talk begins at 3.15pm and the concert at 4pm.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concession, £5 students) and are available from www.lpac.co.uk, over the phone on 0844 8884414 or from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

Full more details of the International Concert Series 2009 and other events at the LPAC, visit www.lpac.co.uk.
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