John Lill

Born 17 March 1944
John Lill
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1944-03-17
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John Lill

John Lill Biography (Wikipedia)

John Richard Lill CBE (born 17 March 1944 in London) is an English classical pianist.

Lill studied at the Royal College of Music and with Wilhelm Kempff. His talent emerged at an early age, and he gave his first piano recital at the age of nine. At age 18, he performed Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto under Sir Adrian Boult. This was followed by his much-acclaimed 1963 London debut playing Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 at the Royal Festival Hall. In 1970 he won the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition (ex-aequo with Vladimir Krainev). It was said by Sidney Harrison that "he (John Lill) simply devours Beethoven. I set him work for the week - he does that and more."

Lill has made a number of recordings, including the complete piano concertos of Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff and the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and Prokofiev.

Lill has performed in over fifty countries, both as a recitalist and as a concerto soloist. He has worked in the major European concert cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm and Vienna, as well as in Russia, the Far East and Australasia (including several Australian Broadcasting Corporation tours). He has also performed in the United States with the Symphony Orchestras of Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, Washington, D.C. and San Diego.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
Johannes Brahms
Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79/2
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Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79/2
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in Bb minor, Op 117/2
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Intermezzo in Bb minor, Op 117/2
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata no.22 in F major Op.54 - second movement
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Sonata no.22 in F major Op.54 - second movement
William Lloyd Webber
Nocturne
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Nocturne
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No.20 in G major, Op.49, No.2
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Sonata No.20 in G major, Op.49, No.2
John Lill
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)
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Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)
John Lill
Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 14 (4th mvt)
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Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 14 (4th mvt)
John Lill
Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
William Lloyd Webber
Badinage de Noel for piano
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Badinage de Noel for piano
Sergei Rachmaninov
10 Preludes for piano (Op.23), no.5 in G minor
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10 Preludes for piano (Op.23), no.5 in G minor
Joseph Haydn
Sonata in E flat major H.16.49 for piano (feat. John Lill)
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Sonata in E flat major H.16.49 for piano (feat. John Lill)
Johannes Brahms
2 Rhapsodies Op.79 for piano
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2 Rhapsodies Op.79 for piano
Alexander Gibson, Ludwig van Beethoven, John Lill & Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra

Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra

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Alexander Gibson, Ludwig van Beethoven, John Lill & Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Sergei Rachmaninov
13 Preludes Op.32 for piano (feat. Valentina Lisitsa)
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13 Preludes Op.32 for piano (feat. Valentina Lisitsa)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Bagatelle Op.119'5 in C minor
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Bagatelle Op.119'5 in C minor
Ludwig van Beethoven
Bagatelle in F major, Op 33 No 3 (feat. John Lill)
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Bagatelle in F major, Op 33 No 3 (feat. John Lill)
William Lloyd Webber
In the half light - a soliloquy for cello and piano [1951]
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In the half light - a soliloquy for cello and piano [1951]
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata in F major, Op 10 No 2 (3rd mvt) (feat. John Lill)
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Piano Sonata in F major, Op 10 No 2 (3rd mvt) (feat. John Lill)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata no. 8 in C minor Op.13 (Pathetique) for piano
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Sonata no. 8 in C minor Op.13 (Pathetique) for piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata no. 21 in C major Op.53 (Waldstein) for piano
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Sonata no. 21 in C major Op.53 (Waldstein) for piano
Lloyd Webber, William, Julian Lloyd Webber & John Lill
Nocturne
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Nocturne

Nocturne

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Lloyd Webber, William
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Past BBC Events

St David's Hall 2013-14: John Lill plays Brahms
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2014-05-09T03:56:35
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2014
St David's Hall 2013-14: John Lill plays Brahms

St David's Hall 2013-14: John Lill plays Brahms

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 1997: Prom 06
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-07-23T03:56:35
23
Jul
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 06

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1995: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-17T03:56:35
17
Aug
1995

Proms 1995: Prom 34

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 47 - A tribute to Basil Cameron
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-24T03:56:35
24
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 47 - A tribute to Basil Cameron

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1993: Prom 54
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Royal Albert Hall
1993-08-31T03:56:35
31
Aug
1993

Proms 1993: Prom 54

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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