The 5th Steinway Two Piano Festival at Pizza Express Dean St is on the horizon once again and this year, runs for six days from the 21-26th March 2013.
Pizza Express Programme Chief and creator of the festival Ross Dines told us:
“The Steinway Two Piano Festival actually started out both to highlight to the world that we'd acquired a new piano, and also as a celebration of piano and performance. This year we've got 6 nights and loads of talented players including Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones who is over with the ABC&D of Boogie-Woogie. When he was here last year he brought Mick Hucknall and we can only speculate as to who he's bringing this year!
Despite being a piano festival, the players involved are all quite different, complimentary towards each other and they are all first-rate. It's nice to have such great players playing on Steinways which are the Rolls-Royce of pianos and they are a great company to work with. I'll definitely be there every night because it's right up my street.”
The listings are (Click the links to book tickets):
21st March: Jason Rebello & Dave Newton / Gábor Cseke & János Nagy / Alex Wilson & Cesar Correa with Will Fry on percussion and Elpidio Caicedo on bass (8:00pm)
22nd March: Gwilym Simcock & Kit Downes / Alex Hutton & James Pearson (9:00pm)
23rd March: The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie (two shows, at 7:30pm and 10:30pm)
24th March: Simon Wallace & Mike Gorman with Barb Jungr (1:30pm)
The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie (two shows, at 6:30pm and 9:30pm)
25th March: Ian Shaw & Lianne Carroll (8:30pm)
26th March: Kate Williams & Nikki Iles / Janette Mason & Andrea Vicari / John Taylor & Richard (8:00pm)