(Alan) Piers LANE

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1958-01-08
Education Kelvin Grove HS Brisbane, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, RCM London
Books & Publications
Recreations N/A
Clubs
Style Piers Lane, Esq
Career concert pianist; prof Royal Acad of Music, writer and presenter BBC Radio 3 (54 programmes The Piano 1998-99), presenter of Legends series (BBC) 2000-03; artistic dir: Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2007-, Myra Hess Memorial Day Nat Gallery 2007-; critic CD Review; appeared with orchs incl: Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Hallé Orch, BBC Welsh, BBC Scottish, BBC Concert, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orch, Australian Chamber Orch, New Zealand Symphony Orch, Bombay Chamber Orch, Adelaide Symphony Orch, American Symphony, Ensemble Kanazawa, Cape Town Symphony, Transvaal Philharmonic, Natal Philarmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, RTE Orch, Queensland Symphony, W Aust Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Queensland Philharmonic, Auckland Philarmonic, Christchurch Symphony, Montpellier Philharmonic Orch, Royal Oman Symphony, Brabants Orkester, Noorhollands Philharmonisch Orkest, Gothenburg Philharmonic, Aarhus Philharmonic, Romanian Radio Orch, CBSO, Orchestre National de France, Bournemouth Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Radio Symphony, Helsingborg Symphony; toured extensively in UK, Ireland, Aust, NZ, S America, Western and Eastern Europe, USA, Africa, Japan, India, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada; special prize Bartók-Liszt Int Competition Budapest 1976, best Australian pianist Sydney Int Piano Competition 1977, winner Royal Over-Seas League Competition 1982; dir and tstee The Hattori Fndn; patron: European Piano Teachers' Assoc, Queensland Music Teachers' Assoc, Accompanists' Guild Queensland; memb jury Int Piano Competition in Tbilisi 2001 and Sydney 2004; memb: Liszt Soc, Delius Soc; vice-pres: Putney Music Club, Delius Soc, Int Ernest Bloch Soc; patron The Old Granary Studio, patron Youth Music Fndn Aust, patron Tait Meml Tst; Churchill fell 1979; Hon DUniv Griffith Univ 2007; Hon RAM 1994; Recordings Moszowski and Paderewski Concertos (with BBC Scottish Symphony Orch and Jerzy Maxymiuk, 1991), Complete Études of Scriabin 1992, works by Mussorgsky, Balakirev and Stravinsky 1992, Piano Quintet by Brahms (New Budapest Quartet) 1992, Violin Virtuoso (with Tasmin Little) 1992, Sonatas by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Schnittke and Rachmaninoff (with cellist Alexander Baillie), Franz Waxman Rhapsody (with Queensland Symphony Orch and Richard Mills), d'Albert Concertos (with BBC Scottish Orch and Alun Francis) 1994, Busch Concerto (with Royal Philharmonic and Vernon Handley) 1994, Vaughan-Williams and Delius Concertos plus Finzi Eclogue (with RLPO and Vernon Handley) 1994, Piano pieces by Alan Bush 1994, Elgar Piano Quintet (with Vellinger String Quartet) 1994, Virtuoso Strauss Transcriptions 1995, Concertos by Parry and Stanford 1995, French Violin Sonatas by Ravel, Debussy and Poulenc (with Tasmin Little) 1995, Delius Violin Sonatas (with Tasmin Little) 1997, d'Albert Solo Piano Works 1997, Saint-Saëns Complete Etudes 1998, Kullak & Dreyschock Concertos (with BBCSO and Niklas Willen) 1999, Complete Scriabin Preludes 2000, Carnival of the Animals (with Kathryn Stott, BBCCO and Barry Wordsworth) 1999, Grainger Piano Transcriptions 2001, Bach Transcriptions by Grainger, Friedman and Murdoch 2002, Finzi Eclogue (with Eng Chamber Orchestra and Nicholas Daniel) 2002, Moscheles Concert Etudes 2003, Henselt Concert Etudes 2004, Stanford Piano Quintet (with Vanburgh String Quartet) 2004, Alnaes and Sinding Concertos (with Bergen Philharmonic and Andrew Litton) 2006, Delius Songs (with Yvonne Kenny) 2006, Bloch Piano Quintets (with Goldner String Quartet) 2007, Bach/d'Albert Transcriptions 2009, Bridge Piano Quintet (with Goldner String Quartet) 2008, Dvorak Piano Quintets (with Goldner String Quartet) 2009, Mozart Concertos 482 and 491 (with Queensland Orch and Johannes Fritsch) 2009, Elgar Piano Quintet (with Golden Ship Quartet) 2010, Virtuoso Clarinet with Michael Collins 2010, Harty Piano Quintet (with Boldner String Quartet) 2011
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Debrett's notebooks

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