Leeds International Festival of Ideas: When Will Women’s Health Be Taken Seriously?
27 Sep 23
Despite making up over half of the population, women are still both underrepresented and undertreated when it comes to their health. But what’s at the root of these inequalities?
Featuring Natasya Sumantho playing repertoire written by female composers
09 Oct 23
We’re particularly excited to begin the 2023/24 Leeds International Piano Series with Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, a Leeds International Piano Competition prize winner in 1984 who has gone on to have a very distinguished career delighting audiences around the world. Louis starts the season performing all the études of one the greatest piano composers of all time, Frédéric Chopin.
13 Oct 23
Immerse yourselves in a captivating music and light installation, inspired by the piano. Enjoy the soothing melodies of lullabies, take the opportunity to play the piano and witness the wonder of self-playing instruments at the Clothworkers Centenary Hall.
07 Nov 23
The wonderful Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter will play works by Frédéric Chopin paired with a set of Robert Schumann’s most demanding and virtuosic études, enjoyed by performers and audiences alike.
08 Dec 23
Angela’s recital features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s charming take on the French folk song Ah, vous dirai-je Maman, which went on to be used for many-a children’s song such as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. Robert Schumann’s first piano sonata, inspired by his beloved Clara, closes the evening.
American-Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, a member of the Leeds International Piano Competition jury in 2021, returns to Leeds with an intriguing combination of JS Bach, Franz Schubert, and Sergei Rachmaninov. The concert includes Inon’s own piano arrangement of Rachmaninov’s explosive Symphonic Dances.
02 Feb 24
Two giants of keyboard composition, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven, feature in Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva’s recital which closes with Beethoven’s mighty Hammerklavier Sonata.
15 Mar 24
We’re thrilled to welcome back Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu to close the series. Alexandra has forged an exciting career over the last few years and will present a fascinating programme featuring works by two French female composers, Camille Pépin and Lili Boulanger.