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Pianist Bertrand Chamayou

Bertrand Chamayou & Friends

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 1 March 2024 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Unsuk Chin Piano Études Nos 4 to 6
Maurice Ravel Selections from ‘Miroirs’

Bertrand Chamayou  piano

The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm


£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – £12 tickets for 3+ events
Under-18s – £6 tickets
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
Full details below

Dark visions, dazzling fireworks and pure enchantment: Bertrand Chamayou plays the piano music of Maurice Ravel and Unsuk Chin.

The Programme

Prepare to dream. Maurice Ravel plunges into the dark heart of the Romantic imagination to conjure water nymphs, sinister fairytales and things that go bump in the night. Unsuk Chin, meanwhile, embraces pure virtuosity: her Six Études, she says were created for a pianist who ‘is prepared to push themself to – or past – their limits’. This is music in which virtuoso piano playing moves onto another plane: a place where sound shades into pure imagination.

The Performer

It’s the natural habitat of Bertrand Chamayou – a master-pianist with personal roots deep in the French tradition founded by Ravel, who believes that ‘creating new music must be at the heart’ of his musical life. Few living performers are better-equipped to bring out the hidden connections that link some of the most compelling piano music of the 20th and now the 21st century.

Programme Alteration

At the request of the artist, the concert programme has been revised. Nos 4 to 6 only of Unsuk Chin’s Six Piano Études will be performed. Maurice Ravel’s Une barque sur l’océan and Alborada del gracioso have been added to the programme. The timings of the event will not be affected.

Original ticket holders have been contacted by email. For any queries the box office can be contacted via

Event change posted Tuesday 27 February 3pm


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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Header Image © Marco Borggreve / Warner Classics

Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

Online at
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£1.50 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer user your tickets, you can exchange them for another LSO St Luke’s concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please ensure that you inform the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per-ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

Questions About Your Booking?

Contact the Box Office at

Visit the Barbican website for conditions of sale and further information.

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined. Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes

Multibuy Discount

£12 tickets when you book three or more BBC Radio 3 concerts in the 2023/24 season within one transaction.


£14 tickets for over-60s, full-time students and unwaged/unemployed people.


£6 tickets for under-18s.

Groups of 10+

Save 20%, or 30% when booking two or more concerts in the same season, plus additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

Access Members

Members of the Barbican’s Access Scheme can book wheelchair places priced at the lowest price for that event and book a free companion seat. Join the Barbican Access Scheme.

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