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Pianist Bertrand Chamayou

Bertrand Chamayou & Friends

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 29 February 2024 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Felix Mendelssohn Variations concertantes
Benjamin Britten Cello Sonata
Felix Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No 2

Bertrand Chamayou  piano
Sol Gabetta cello

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

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou joins forces with his friend and colleague, the cellist Sol Gabetta, in music of deep poetry and blossoming freshness by Felix Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten.

The Programme

For Felix Mendelssohn, chamber music was a family business. He wrote cello music for his brother Paul and there’s a special warmth – as well as a glorious sense of song – about these delightful (but under-appreciated) works. That same personal touch gives Benjamin Britten’s only Cello Sonata its unique atmosphere: music of dark poetry and bracing sea breezes, born of the composer’s friendship with the great Russian cellist ‘Slava’ Rostropovich.

The Performers

It’s only fitting, then, that it should be played by another pair of lifelong musical friends. Bertrand Chamayou opens his personal mini-series in the company of Sol Gabetta – the electrifying Argentinean cellist, hailed by critics for ‘performances of blazing individuality’. A dream pairing, in music that thrives on friendship, conversation and (naturally) world-class playing.


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

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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. BBC Radio 3 Concerts are recommended for ages 12+. For younger children, we have a range of other events at LSO St Luke’s, including Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts which are suitable for everyone over the age of 5.

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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