Tomasz Lis recital

Sunday 28 April 2019 at 4.30pm
Tomasz LisVenue: Westminster Cathedral Hall

Programme

The following will be played:

  • Mozart - Rondo in A minor, K 511
  • Bach - Partita No 4 in D major BWV 828
  • Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘Awake, the Voice is Sounding’, BWV 645, arranged W Kempff
  • Bach - Chorale ‘Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life’ from the Cantata ‘Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desire’ BWV 147, arranged W Kempff
  • Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein’ BWV 734, arranged W Kempff
  • Chopin - Mazurkas Op 63
  • Chopin - Waltzes Op 64
  • Chopin - Nocturnes Op 27
  • Chopin - Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op 61


Tomasz Lis (piano)

Tomasz Lis is an exceptional pianist and chamber musician. Born in Poland, Tomasz Lis studied in Poznan, and then in London at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

He has performed in major London venues including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, St John's Smith Square, LSO St Luke's, Purcell Room, The Warehouse and Chopin Society; and has appeared in recital at Cheltenham Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Chelsea Schubert Festival and London Festival of American Music, among other places. He has been broadcast and appeared in person on BBC Radio 3.

International appearances have included Poland with major Polish orchestras, the USA and Canada, where he has also been broadcast. He has lectured at the SongFest Festival in Los Angeles, where he also played numerous recitals. Tomasz performed with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra 'Amadeus', at the Filharmonia Warminsko-Mazurska in Olsztyn, Polish Radio in Katowice, Ksiaz Castle, National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the Stotsenberg Recital Series in Malibu and at the 75th anniversary gala concert at the Banff Festival in Canada, which was broadcast by CBS Radio.

For many years, Tomasz Lis has included works by contemporary composers in his concerts. He was the driving force behind the European premiere (in London) of John Harbison's song cycle with Polish poems by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czesław Miłosz.

Tomasz Lis has recently released his debut album for the German label Rondeau Production. The album features the Impromptus by Schubert, Chopin and Fauré. BBC Music Magazine wrote: 'Tomasz Lis brings brooding intensity to Chopin and his Fauré illuminates an unfamiliar corner of that oeuvre'. Fanfare Magazine praised his 'remarkable lightness of touch. His interpretations highly sensitive, but also engaging and communicative'.

Tomasz is the founder of Music at Unique Venues concert series which aims to present music and art at spectacular, unusual and often inaccessible to the public. One of the recent concerts at the Leighton House Museum received glowing reviews. Michael White wrote in Catholic Herald: 'And his playing was the real thing: elegant, mercurial, alive. I listened with my eyes closed and had no complaints'. Richard Whitehouse wrote for arcana.fm: 'Tomasz Lis played with a winning combination combination of grace and eloquence'.




TICKETS


  • CONCERT TICKETS
  • Members: FREE
  • Youth Members: FREE
  • Friends of the Chopin Society (standard): FREE
  • Friends of the Chopin Society (over 60): FREE
  • Non-Members (standard): £14.00*
  • Non-Members (over 60): £12.00*
  • Full-time students with ID: £8.00*

  • TEA TICKETS
  • Members: £7.00
  • Friends: £7.00
  • Non-members: £7.00
  • Youth Members: £4.00
  • Full-time students with ID: £5.00

Advance booking strongly recommended.

*The tickets marked with an asterisk (ie for Non-members) can be booked online, using the link below:

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Members and Friends of the Chopin Society can reserve tickets by phoning 0203 144 0033 or emailing info@chopin-society.org.uk. All reservations will be acknowledged.

Some tickets may also be available on the door on the day.


Details of venue - doors open at 3.45pm





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