Louis Demetrius Alvanis Piano Recital
Wednesday 9 November 7.30pm - 8.30pm
International pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis performs a programme of popular piano favourites, featuring the lyrical Sonata No.10 by Mozart, Beethoven's two-movement masterwork Sonata No.22 and powerful classics by Chopin; the highly emotional Ballade No.1 and the glittering Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante. The programme also features the first performance of Wait a Second, a gripping new work by the contemporary Danish composer Gregers Brinch which draws the listener towards his unique use of sonority and texture.
Tickets for this event are bookable online only (please note it is not possible to purchase tickets at the door for this event ).
TICKETS: Full price: £30.00 Concessions: £20.00
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
MOZART Sonata No. 10 in C major, K.330
BEETHOVEN Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54
Gregers BRINCH Wait a Second Op.146
CHOPIN Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op. 23
CHOPIN Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat major, Op.22
There will be no interval during this performance which will last for approximately one hour.
Is there disabled access in the venue? Yes, there are two wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Please get in touch with the promoter in advance if you wish to book one of these spaces. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor with facilities for disabled people.
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.
Since his highly acclaimed Royal Festival Hall concerto debut before a capacity audience, London-born pianist LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS has established an international career and a reputation as a musician of outstanding brilliance and sensitivity, performing in Europe, the USA, the Far East and throughout the UK; in London he has played solo recitals in the major concert halls such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, St Johns Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall.
The Daily Telegraph critic described his playing as "a truly astonishing fire and force" whilst the Evening Standard reviewer wrote "Amid shimmering right hand chords, Alvanis picked out essential melodic lines and daubed them onto the evening, like a graffiti artist out on a spraying spree. His touch was magical. The music swelled powerfully and the piano roared... the sound is with me still”.
His CD recordings appear on the Meridian and Brilliant Classics labels. Following the release of his CD of Chopin's Three Piano Sonatas, Fanfare Magazine, USA commented “This is playing of a gifted and greatly cultivated Chopin pianist. Alvanis is an artist who makes most other pianists sound a wee bit routine”
Louis Demetrius Alvanis is a Steinway Artist.