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The Pianist Kirill Gerstein playing a grand piano, with his back to the camera

Kirill Gerstein

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

LSO St Luke's

Friday 12 July 2024 • 1pm

Book Tickets

Tickets: £16, £14, £6

The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Frédéric Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy
Francis Poulenc Three Intermezzos
Franz Liszt Polonaise No 2 in E major
Robert Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien

Kirill Gerstein  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

Wonder, passion and pure delight, as pianist Kirill Gerstein brings both heart and mind to bear on the music of Chopin, Schumann, Poulenc and Liszt.

The Programme

In the romantic era, the piano grew wings. Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt bring the house down with glittering cascades of sound; Robert Schumann creates a carnival in his own imagination, and does things with the piano that ought to be impossible. A century later, Francis Poulenc looked back with a satirical eye and an irrepressible sense of delight.

The Performers

Pure pleasure, in other words, and this solo recital is a glorious way for pianist Kirill Gerstein to celebrate the conclusion of his Spotlight Artist series with the LSO. ‘Exquisite technique, refined musicianship and engrossing imagination’ was how The New York Times described Gerstein’s very personal way with Romantic music – but in his own words, ‘Each performance is a very special mix of the performer and the music’ and this one should be very special indeed.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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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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