“When the LSO announced Leif Ove Andsnes as the subject of its 2016 Artist Portrait, it should not have been a huge surprise. The Norwegian pianist has achieved plenty in his career, including eight Grammy nominations, being inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, winning the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and much more. But Andsnes has done it all on his own terms. From his epic Beethoven Journey – where he toured the world with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, performing the German maestro’s major works for piano and orchestra – to working as the co-creative director of the Festival of Chamber Music in Norway, many of his projects have been bold undertakings. This summer, he once more joins the LSO for a series of performances, including one recital evening, running over three nights at London’s Barbican.”
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