Arts: Chopin Anniversary celebrations in Britain

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While concert halls all over the world celebrate Chopin's anniversary, Britain's events centre on the South Bank (Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall), the Wigmore Hall and Radio 3

14 Oct Dmitri Alexeev (Wigmore)

16 Oct Chopin Forum (QEH 10.00 am - 5.00 pm) - talks and discussions on

Chopin's legacy

17 Oct Mitsuko Uchida (RFH)

20 Oct Krystian Zimerman and the Polish Festival Orchestra (RFH)

2 Nov Jean-Marc Luisada and the Talich Quartet (Wigmore)

7 Nov Kevin Kenner (Wigmore)

14 Nov Janina Fialkowska (Wigmore)

24 Nov Sequeira Costa (Wigmore)

29 Nov Maurizio Pollini (RFH)

10 Dec Louis Lortie (QEH)

23 Jan Nikolai Demidenko (RFH)

27 Feb Nelson Goerner (QEH)

All South Bank recitals are preceded by free pre-concert talks. Radio 3 highlights include programmes by pianist Piers Lane on Warsaw International Piano Festival and on how present-day peformers tackle Chopin (13, 20 Oct); and six weekly broadcasts of Wigmore Hall recitals starting on 24 Oct

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