Keyboard Conversations

Monday 13 November 7.30pm

International Concert Series at Marylebone Theatre

with Jeffrey Siegel

'An achievement of a sort seldom heard' New York Times

MOZART AND FRIENDS - Music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Hummel

We are delighted to welcome back internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel to International Concert Series this season who brings his Keyboard Conversations® programme to the London stage. The event comprises informal commentary on the music and its composers, a full performance of each work, and concludes with a short Q & A session with the audience. This accessible format enriches understanding of classical music for newcomers and seasoned listeners alike.

TICKETS: Full price: £35.00 Concessions: £20.00


Tickets for this event are bookable online only (please note it is not possible to purchase tickets at the door for this event ).

Concessions are available to: Under 21s | Those in full time education | Senior citizens | Income support claimants | Disabled people | ID required at the door for concessions



Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Gypsy Rondo, Finale of Piano Sonata No. 20 in C Minor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Variations on God Save the King

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) Rondo in E-flat Major, Opus 11

- Interval -

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1750-1791)

Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman, K. 265, Adagio in B Minor, K. 540, Rondo alla turca, K. 331

Questions and Answers



Is there disabled access to the venue? Marylebone Theatre is accessible and has step free access. There is one wheelchair space, which must be booked in advance. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Is there a dress code for this event? There is no specific dress code for this event.

Do I need to wear a face covering on the premises? The wearing of face coverings is voluntary since the lifting of all Covid restrictions in England on 1st April 2022.

I have never been to a solo piano recital before and I am not certain of the protocol for clapping - what is the general practice in this connection? It is usual to clap at the end of each piece. Where a piece comprises a number of different movements these are numbered on the programme and it is customary to clap at the end of the piece. If in doubt as to when to clap just follow the other audience members and you should soon feel at ease!

Who do I contact if I have any additional questions? Please contact the concert organiser who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have in connection with this event.


The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable. Latecomers will only be admitted if there is a suitable break in the performance.

American pianist JEFFREY SIEGEL has been soloist with the world's great orchestras, among them the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony, Philharmonic, and Philharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk, The Hague Residentie Orkest, Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra of La Scala, and NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States, engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Siegel has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time: Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Zinman, as well as legendary maestros of the past, including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Georg Solti, William Steinberg, Klaus Tennstedt, and Yevgeny Svetlanov. Mr. Siegel has also appeared numerous times on the BBC, both in solo recitals and as soloist with orchestras.

A passionate communicator as well as performer, Jeffrey Siegel also presents Keyboard Conversations®, a highly polished concert-with-commentary in which lively, incisive remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. New listeners discover an informal, accessible, and entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music, in general. Seasoned music lovers discover an enriched, more focused listening experience. Ongoing series delight audiences in numerous American cities, among them New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Phoenix, Dallas, and Washington, D. C. The 2023-2024 season marks the return of Keyboard Conversations to London.

“Keyboard Conversations® ~ Piano Treasures,” a television special, has recently been broadcast to more than 150 cities across the U. S., and is now available on DVD. Random House Audio Publishing Group has released an audiobook series of four CDs of Keyboard Conversations: Mozart and Friends, The Power and Passion of Beethoven, The Romanticism of the Russian Soul, The Romance of the Piano, and Spellbinding Bach. Additional CDs include The Romantic Music of Chopin, as well as The Miracle of Mozart, recorded live at Kings Place.

Born into a musical family, Jeffrey Siegel studied with Rudolf Ganz in his native Chicago, with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School, and in London, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Ilona Kabos, and with Franz Reizenstein at the Royal Academy of Music. Mr. Siegel and his wife live in New York City.

'The versatility of his interpretive gifts is extraordinary.' The Telegraph (London)

'A lion of the keyboard.' Het Parool (Amsterdam)

'Jeffrey Siegel is a pianist who literally overflows with music.'  Die Welt (Berlin)

Please visit Mr. Siegel's website for further information:

Jeffrey Siegel is a Steinway artist.