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Maria João Pires - Piano

Maria João Pires retired from major concert projects in January 2018 and the soloist of a few concerts had to be changed as a result.

Piotr Anderszewski replaced Maria João Pires on the 15th of March 2018 at the Barbican Hall for a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto.

Wigmore Hall, 23-Feb-2017 / 19:30

Schubert: Impromptu in F minor D.935 No.1

Barbican Hall, 16-Dec-2015 / 19:30

  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3
  • Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (1894 Ed Nowak 1951 + Finale (unfinished). Version performed by Samale-Phillips-Cohrs-Mazzuca (1983-2012))
  • London Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Harding conducting
  • Maria João Pires

Fabulous switch after concerto confusion

Barbican Hall, 6-Dec-2015 / 19:00

  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No 9 in E-flat Major (replaced Chopin: Piano Concerto)
  • James Moriarty: Windows
  • Bruckner: Symphony No 4

Chopin: All Nocturnes

Barbican Hall, 20-Oct-2015

  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 in C
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Maria João Pires

Maria João Pires won the renowned Beethoven Bicentennial Competition in Brussels in 1970.

Royal Albert Hall, 28-Aug-2015 / 19:30

  • Schubert: Overture in C major D 591 (In the Italian Style) (9 mins)
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 (26 mins)
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major D944 (Great) (51 mins)

Royal Festival Hall, 20-May-2015 / 19:30

  • Mozart:
    • Overture, The Magic Flute
    • Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271
  • Brahms: Symphony No.1
  • Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer - Conductor
  • Maria João Pires - Piano

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1

Barbican Hall, 20-Oct-2015

  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 in C
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Maria João Pires

Wigmore Hall, 20-Feb-2015 / 19:30

Recital with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov

  • Schubert:
    • Allegro in A minor D947 (Lebensstürme)
    • Fantasie in F minor D940
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
  • Schumann: Fantasie in C major Op. 17

Beethoven: Last Piano Sonata, No. 32 Op. 111

Cadogan Hall, 15-Jan-2015 / 19:30

  • Mozart: Concert Rondo, K. 386
  • Beethoven:
    • Piano Concerto No. 4
    • Symphony No. 7
  • Ashot Khachatourian - Piano
  • Maria João Pires
  • London Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Warren-Green - Conductor

Wigmore Hall, 28-Oct-2014 / 19:30

The programme above was also performed on the 27th.

Royal Festival Hall, 24-Oct-2014 / 19:30

Barbican Hall, 21-Jan-2014 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 3-Feb-2012 / 19:30

Recital with cellist Antonio Meneses

Maria João Pires played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Festival Hall on the 1st of October 2013 with Bernard Haitink wielding the baton.

She performed a solo piano recital including Chopin's Nocturnes in B flat minor Op 9.1, E flat major Op 9.2, B major Op 9.3, F major Op 15.1, F sharp major Op 15.2, G minor Op 15.3, C sharp minor Op 27.1, D flat major Op 27 No 2, B major Op 62.1, E major, Op 62.2 and G minor Op 37.1 on the 21st of July 2010 and played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 in G major on the 22nd of August 1999 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Myung-Whun Chung at the BBC Proms.

She played Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor with The Berliner Philharmoniker on the 28th of August 1998, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the baton of Claudio Abbado on the 15th of August 1995 at the BBC Proms and made her BBC Proms debut on the 2nd of September 1992 with a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 with Riccardo Chailly conducting The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.