Louis Demetrius Alvanis - Piano Recital
Tuesday 20 June 7.30pm
International pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis performs a programme of popular favourites ranging from baroque and classical through to romantic composers. The programme features Bach's radiant Partita in B flat, Beethoven's tumultous "Appassionata" Sonata, Schumann's graceful Arabeske in C and concludes with two works by Liszt; the atmospheric Nuages gris and a display of virtuoso pyrotechnics with the Mephisto Waltz No.1 in A.
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
J S BACH Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825
BEETHOVEN Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 "Appassionata"
SCHUMANN Arabeske in C, Op.18
LISZT Nuages gris
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No.1 in A
There will be no interval during this performance which will last for approximately one hour.
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.
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.