On the 30th October 2018, Nicolas Hodges returns to Wigmore Hall with a programme to include three premieres: the world premiere of Elisabeth Lutyens’ Five Impromptus, and the UK premieres of two works written for and premiered by Nicolas in Germany four years ago, James Clarke’s Untitled No. 7 and Hans Thomalla’s Ballade, Rauschen. The fascinating, and highly detailed programme, has been carefully balanced by Hodges and also includes Liszt Nuages gris, Unstern! Sinistre, disaster, La lugubre gondola and Brahms Ballade in D Op. 10 No. 2 . Both the works by James Clarke and Hans Thomalla (who subsequently expanded the work into a piano concerto) have been co-commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk, with support from Kunststiftung NRW, and Wigmore Hall, with the support of André Hoffmann.
Hodges’ Wigmore date comes at a very busy start to the season for the in-demand pianist, with further engagement highlights this autumn including appearances at Wien Modern with Trio Accanto; Radio France with members of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France for a performance of the Elgar Piano Quintet; Lucerne Festival for a recital to include repertoire by Rihm and Birtwistle; and Reid Hall, Paris with the cellist Anssi Karttunen.
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Ahead of his return to Wigmore Hall, Nicolas Hodges discusses the commissioning process of Dusapin‘s piano concerto À Quia which is shortly to be released on BIS – www.gramophone.co.uk/blog