Ian Pace: pianist and musicologist
Ian Pace is a pianist of long-established reputation, specialising in the farthest reaches of musical modernism and transcendental virtuosity, as well as a writer and musicologist focusing on issues of performance, music and society and the avant-garde. He was born in Hartlepool, England in 1968, and studied at Chetham’s School of Music, The Queen’s College, Oxford and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at the Juilliard School in New York. His main teacher, and a major influence upon his work, was the Hungarian pianist György Sándor, a student of Bartók.
He has played in many countries, recorded over 40 CDs, and given over 300 world premieres. He is Head of the Department of Music at City, University of London, where he has worked since 2010, having previously worked at Southampton University and Dartington College of the Arts.
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Excerpts from Ian Pace's forthcoming CD of the complete piano music of Brian Ferneyhough on Divine Art Records (in order of appearance):
• Brian Ferneyhough, Quirl (2011-13)
• Brian Ferneyhough, Lemma Icon Epigram (1981)
Thanks to Divine Art records for kindly authorizing the use of these excerpts.
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