Lovers of Western classical music are in for a treat. Renowned British-Goan pianist, Karl Lutchmayer, will present a piano recital at Menezes Braganza Conference Hall, Panjim, on April 11 at 6.30 pm.
The recital is being organised by Child's Play India Foundation which has also arranged a pre-concert talk by Karl at 5.45 pm. This session is open to pass-holders. These donor passes are available at Furtados in Panjim.
Lutchmayer is renowned as a concert pianist and lecturer. The first Steinway artist of Indian origin, Karl performs across the globe, and has worked with conductors including Lorin
Maazel and Sir Andrew Davis, and performed at all the major London concert halls. He has broadcast on BBC Television and Radio, All India Radio and Classic FM, and is a regular chamber performer.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Lutchmayer has also given over 90 world premieres and had many works written especially for him.
Karl’s London lecture-recital series, Conversational Concerts, has garnered critical and public acclaim, and following his landmark recitals celebrating the Liszt and Alkan Bicentenaries, he has received invitations from 4 continents to give concerts and lecture-recitals.
In 2019, he was part of the team introducing the London Prom concerts for BBC television and he curated and performed in a three-day festival of the music of Busoni in London, including a performance of the Piano Concerto for which he received extensive media attention.
Karl held an academic lectureship for 15 years at Trinity Laban (formerly Trinity College of Music) in Greenwich, where he was responsible for mentoring numerous music projects in the community, and is a regular guest lecturer at conservatoires around the world, including the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York.
In the last decade, Karl has focussed much of his time and attention on nurturing the burgeoning Western Classical music scene in India, his family home.
Presently, he advises on education and outreach projects across the country, including as the Dean of Studies for the International Pre-College Music Programme, and the Director of Music for Musiquity.
It was for this educational work that he was awarded the Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Lifetime Achievement award in 2015 and the Indians of the World Medal in June 2022.
WHAT: Piano recital by Karl Lutchmayer
WHEN: April 11, 2023
WHERE: Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panjim
ENTRY: Donor passes (Available at Furtados, Panjim)
TIME: 6.30 PM