The London Soloists Ensemble have been appointed “associate ensemble” at St. John’s Smith Square and will give an annual three concert series starting in June. The series includes works by Brahms (the three piano quartets) and Mozart (two piano quartets and the “Kegelstatt” trio for clarinet, viola and piano. Each programme will also include a rare opportunity to hear some British works from the early twentieth century written by composers who (at least in their early works) were clearly writing under the spell of the great Brahms – Vaughan Williams, Stanford and Ireland.
A new feature film “Grand Piano” is due out later this year. It features Elijah Wood as a concert pianist and he is seen playing the piano for much of the film. John Lenehan is the real pianist playing a concerto written for the film by Victor Reyes as a tense psychological thriller unfolds…..
On the first night of Tasmin Little’s mini festival at King’s Place London, John Joined Tasmin to perform Sonatas by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and the horn trio by Brahms in which they were joined by BBCSO principal Nicholas Korth. John also played a Schubert Impromptu. A memorable evening!