Ian Pace – Piano Recital

Head of Performance at City University and internationally-renowned pianist Ian Pace brings a characteristically adventurous programme, featuring a rare opportunity to hear Paul Dukas’s epic Piano Sonata in E-flat minor (1899-1900), about which Debussy wrote in La Revue blanche ‘the piece evokes a beauty comparable to the most perfect lines found in architecture – lines based on natural forms that blend so well with the open spaces of the air and of the sky that all is a perfect and total harmony’. The second half of the programme consists of the UK premiere of French composer Brice Pauset’s brilliant Étude (2011) for piano, and the London premiere of Spanish composer Hèctor Parra’s labyrinthine Piano Sonata (2010)

Image credit: Ian Pace courtesy of City University London