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Five times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Piers Lane’s wide-ranging concerto repertoire exceeds ninety works and has led to engagements with many of the world’s great orchestras, working with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Hickox, Andrew Litton, Sir Charles Mackerras, Maxim Shostakovich, Vassily Sinaisky, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Antoni Wit. Festival appearances have included Aldeburgh, Bath Mostly Mozart, Bard, Bergen, Cheltenham, Como Autumn Music, Consonances, La Roque d’Anthéron, Newport, Prague Spring, Ruhr Klavierfestival, Schloss vor Husum and the Chopin festivals in Warsaw, Duszniki-Zdrój, Mallorca and Paris.
His extensive discography for Hyperion includes much-admired recordings of rare Romantic piano concertos, the complete Preludes and Études by Scriabin, transcriptions of Bach and Strauss, along with complete collections of concert études by Saint-Saëns, Moscheles and Henselt, and transcriptions by Grainger. His recording of Eugen d’Albert’s solo piano music was nominated for a Gramophone Award. He has also recorded piano quintets by Bloch, Bridge, Dvorák, Elgar, Harty and Taneyev with the Goldner String Quartet.
Piers Lane is in great demand as a collaborative artist, and he continues his long-standing partnerships with violinist Tasmin Little and clarinettist Michael Collins. He has written and presented over 100 programmes for BBC Radio 3, including the popular 54-part series The Piano. In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished services to the arts. Since 2007 he has been Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and also of the annual Myra Hess Day at the National Gallery in London.
In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Griffith University in Australia. In 1994 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, where he has been a professor for many years. He is Patron of the European Piano Teachers’ Association UK, the Old Granary Studio in Norfolk, the Tait Memorial Trust, the Youth Music Foundation of Australia and the Music Teachers’ Association and the Accompanists’ Guild in Queensland. He is also a Trustee of the Hattori Foundation in London, and Vice-President of Putney Music Club.