Concert Room (2nd floor), Grove B building, Middlesex University, the Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT
You are invited to this piano recital given by Ian Pace, featuring works by 20th-century French composer Claude Debussy, German composer Stockhausen (Klavierstück X) and Middlesex students.
Ian Pace is a pianist of long-established reputation, specialising in modernism and transcendental virtuosity.
Born in Hartlepool in 1968, Ian studied at Chetham’s School of Music, The Queen’s College, Oxford and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at the Juilliard School in New York. His main teacher, and a major influence upon his work, was the Hungarian pianist György Sándor, a student of Bartók.
Based in London since 1993, Ian has pursued an active international career, performing throughout Britain, Europe and the US. His repertoire focuses particularly upon music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including a wide range of works by contemporary British, French, German and Italian composers as well as the ‘classics’ of modern music by composers such as Boulez, Stockhausen, Barraque, Xenakis, Ligeti, Nono, Kagel and Cage.
Ian has given world premieres of over a hundred pieces for solo piano and his recitals and recordings have been broadcast extensively throughout Europe. He has recorded numerous acclaimed CDs for Metier/Divine Art, Mode, NMC, Black Box, Albedo, Stradivarius and Naïve. His recording of Michael Finnissy’s monumental five hour work The History of Photography in Sound was recently released on Divine Art.