A moment illuminating eternity: Irina Lankova

November 7, 2023 6:30 PM

A moment illuminating eternity: Irina Lankova

November 7, 2023 6:30 PM

This is a one-hour concert without interval followed by a three-course dinner. Doors open at 6:00 for drinks, concert starts at 6:30pm. We serve a set menu on the evening. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans and allergies. Please let us know during the booking process whether you have any dietary restrictions or preferences. We will not be able to accomodate any requests on the night. Any guest not specifying dietary preferences will receive the non-vegetarian set menu. Menu is announced two weeks before the concert.

“A moment illuminating eternity”, this famous phrase by Alexander Scriabin reveals the essence of music and the role of the artist. It also refers to a state of grace that the pianist experiences on stage, being connected to the source of music whilst sharing it with the public. A perfect balance between lyricism and virtuosity, with well-known pieces and others less often played, this very personal program by Irina Lankova combines works by Chopin, Scriabin, and Rachmaninov, enlightening the finesse, depth, sensuality, and exaltation of their musical worlds.

Described as a pianist with a “genuinely poetic touch” (The Independent) and an “infinite palette of colours” (La Libre Belgique), Irina Lankova performs on prestigious stages all over the world such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Concergebouw in Amsterdam, Cidades das Artes in Rio, and many others.

Programme:

A.Scriabin Etude Op.2 No.1 in C sharp Minor Andante (1887); Etude Op.42 No.5 in C sharp Minor Affannato (1903)
F.Chopin Nocturne Op.48 No.1 in C minor Lento (1842); Etude op.10 No.12 in C Minor Allegro con fuoco (1831)
S.Rachmaninov Prelude Op.23 No.4 in D Major (1903); Moment Musical Op.16 No.4 in E Minor, Presto (1896)
F.Chopin Nocturne Op.72 No.1 in E Minor Andante (1826), Prélude Op.28 No.4 Largo in E Minor (1839)
A.Scriabin Prelude Op.11 No.4 Lento in E Minor (1888)
F.Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66 in C sharp Minor, Rubinstein edition (1835); Prelude Op.28 No.20 in C Minor (1839)
S.Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op.22, selection (1903)
F.Chopin Ballade No.1 in G Minor, Op.23 (1835)

Irina Lankova, piano

Menu: 

Chicken & chestnut crostini OR Butternut squash & almond cannelloni

Butterfly mackerel with beetroot & watercress OR Cauliflower steak with butter bean mash & salsa verde

Crème caramel with macerated golden raisins

Drink deal tickets are unassigned seats in the mezzanine area including a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink. Seating is first come first serve. All other tickets include the three course meal which is served after the concert is over at around 8:00pm in the ground floor restaurant area.