At 68, the Austrian-born Brendel is regarded as one of the world's greatest pianists, the supreme interpre-ter of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Now resident in Britain, Brendel is a hugely admired and popular figure whose concerts are always an event. Recently he revealed a new side with the publication of a poetry volume.
In two concerts at London's Barbican Centre, on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 October, Brendel will play Mozart's Piano Concerto No.22, with the LSO conducted by Sir Colin Davis. The other work in the programme is Dvorak's Symphony No 8.
We have 10 pairs of tickets - each pair worth pounds 70 - to give away for the Monday concert. For the chance to win tickets, answer these three questions:
1 On Christmas Eve 1781 Mozart took part in a piano-playing competition with a famous composer whose music he despised. Who was he?
2 Mozart's most famous piece of solo piano music is probably the rondo from his A major sonata K331. By what exotic name is the rondo known?
3 The film Elvira Madigan featured an andante movement. From which Mozart piano concerto was it taken?
Send your answers, with your name, address and day-time telephone number, to: Brendel Competition, Culture, Independent on Sunday, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL, to arrive by Friday 24 September.
Senders of the first 10 correctly answered entries drawn from the hat after the closing date will each receive a pair of tickets to the concert on Monday 4 October. Results to be published next Sunday.Reuse content