Launched in November 2013, the South London Concert Series is an innovative concert concept which showcases young and emerging professional musicians (primarily pianists). The series is unique as it also offers performance opportunities to non-professional and talented amateur pianists and other musicians by giving them the chance to perform alongside professionals in the same formal concert setting.
Founded and curated by harpsichordist and piano teacher Lorraine Liyanage and pianist, piano teacher and classical music blogger Frances Wilson, the series has been praised for its unique and accessible approach to music making, combining quality chamber music with conviviality to recreate the ethos and atmosphere of the nineteenth-century European cultural salon. Concerts are held in intimate and unusual venues, while programmes have a special focus on lesser-known and rarely-performed repertoire. Audience members have the chance to meet the artists after the concert and to socialise with other music lovers.
12 December 2014 – Ernest So, piano, at the 1901 Arts Club. A concert with a special accent on lesser-known Russian romantic repertoire, including works by Bortkiewicz and Medtner. Ernest is joined by supporting artists Mark Heller, Petra Chong, Clio Chu and Claire Hansell in music by Mompou, Rachmaninoff and Ireland. Buy tickets
22nd January 2015 – Frances Wilson at LASSCO Brunswick House, Vauxhall, SW8. The South London Concert Series returns to the opulent setting of the Saloon at Brunswick House, a magnificent Georgian mansion which is home to an eclectic collection of antiques and salvaged curiosities. Join SLCS Artistic Director Frances Wilson and supporting artists Rob Foster, Petra Chong, Jose Luis Gutierrez Sacristan, Lorraine Banning and Lee Varney for a concert of piano music by Debussy, Schubert, Messiaen, Shostakovich, Menotti, Rachmaninoff and more, plus the world premiere of Preludes for piano by Matthew Sear. Early Bird tickets now available. Buy tickets
21 May 2015 – Notes&Notes with Glenn Kesby, counter tenor, at LASSCO Brunswick House, Vauxhall, SW8. We return to the opulent and eclectic surroundings of LASSCO Brunswick House for a concert and talk with Australian counter tenor Glenn Kesby. Programme TBA. Buy tickets