The fine art of improper piano playing.
For as long as the piano has existed, composers have used techniques now more readily associated with contemporary music, as Luk Vaes shows in this programme embracing three centuries of keyboard music. Bypassing some famous composers in favour of unjustly forgotten masterpieces to concentrate on beautiful music, he plays on his own, specially prepared, piano as well as more conventional instruments. Based in Ghent, Luk Vaes studied in Germany and the USA, winning several international competitions. He is now on the faculties of the Orpheus Institute and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Venue: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
Box Office: (01904) 432439
Date: Friday 1 February 2013
Ticket Prices: £12; concessions £10; students £3; accompanied u16s free