Presenting an ‘intimate and very expressive’ composition for the first time, award-winning Argentinian pianist and conductor Horacio Lavandera performs Christian Mason’s just as the sun is always… on Sun 22 Oct at The Stoller Hall.

Commissioned by Lavandera after he and the acclaimed British composer met in 2004, just as the sun is always… offers a soul-stirring piece of mesmerically uplifting music in a programme which also features well-known masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Henry Purcell.

Since winning the III Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition aged just 16, Lavandera has enjoyed an illustrious career during which he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall and many others, consistently receiving critical adulation. As a conductor, Lavandera created the Orquesta Clasica Argentina in 2017, and has played the double role of director and soloist for the Piano Concertos of both Beethoven and Chopin.

A 2015 winner of an Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composer Prize, Christian is a visiting teacher of composition at the University of Cambridge, and mentor for the LSO Panufnik Young Composers Project and the Philharmonia Composers’ Academy. He has been a resident artist at Eton College, Villa Concordia, Civitella Ranieri and at SWR Experimental Studio in Freiburg. In 2012 he was awarded the Mendhelssohn Scholarship and received a British Composer Award. Christian completed a Ph.D at King’s College London with George Benjamin and worked as Composition Assistant to Sir Harrison Birtwistle. He previously studied at the University of York. He is a founding Artistic Director of the Octandre Ensemble and plays the Theremin.

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With the support of the Anglo-Argentine Society. Part of the proceeds will go to the charitable aid programs of the Anglo-Argentine Society, including Enseña x Argentina (teachers’ education) and Asociación Cuerpo y Alma (medicine).

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sun 22 Oct, 7.30pm, The Stoller Hall,
Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA
, Tel: 0333 130 0967, £22
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 6 Jun 2023