Named Newcomer of the Year by BBC Music Magazine in 2011, Sarajevo-born pianist Ivana Gavrić has been described as "altogether of an extraordinary calibre” (BBC Music Magazine) with her playing "notable for its beautiful sound, musical integrity and introspection" (Gramophone).
Gavrić has attracted considerable praise for her interpretations of Janáček, Liszt, Schubert, and more recently Grieg, with the Washington Post describing her playing as “impressive, insightful…ravishing”. Recent concerto performances include Rachmaninov’s Second with the Philharmonia at the RFH and Beethoven’s Emperor with the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall. She has also performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Aurora Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia, and has collaborated with conductors including Rafael Payare, Nicholas Collon, Christian Kluxen, Karin Hendrickson and Ben Gernon. Gavrić has also been heard on concert platforms at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, the Berlin Konzerthaus, KKL Lucerne, Gilmore Festival, as well as across China and in Canada. She created a sensation with her debut album In the Mists, winning BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year. Her recording of Grieg was selected as Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the Grieg Society’s Recording of the Year, while her Chopin disc was picked as Classic FM’s CD of the week.
Performance to include works by Grieg, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky.
Chopin Mazurka Op.6 No.2 and Op.7 No.1&3
Chopin Prelude in Ab Major, KK IVb No.7
Chopin Nocturne in C Minor Op.48 and Nocturne in F# Major Op.15 No.2
Grieg ‘Hommage a Chopin: Étude” from Moods Op.73
Grieg ‘Waltz’ from Lyric Pieces Op.38 No.7
Grieg Ballade in G Minor Op.24
Tchaikovsky Dumka (Scenes from a Russian Village) Op.59
The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 27 January and will be performed by the Van Baerle Piano Trio.
Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on 29 March for LSE's Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.
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Please note that for Lent Term 2022 our Lunchtime Concert Series is open only to current LSE students and staff to attend and concerts will be ticketed. For information on how to request a ticket, please click on the red 'How can I attend?' box.
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