Lunchtime Concert: Lucas Dunsche Violant, piano

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FRI 29 APR 13.05h

Take time out this lunchtime for a performance by Trinity Laban pianist Lucas Dunsche Violant in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.

Schubert Sonata in C minor
i. Allegro
Rachmaninov Etude Op.39 No.9
Rachmaninov Vocalise arrangement by Alan Richardson
Scriabin Etude Op.12 No.9
Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice arrangement by Lucien Garban

Lucas Dunsche Violant was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in November of 1999 and has always been in contact with music since then if not before that too. Most of the musical influence came from his father Ulrich Dunsche who was an exceptional pianist and musician as well as his first piano teacher when Lucas started playing at five years of age. Both of Lucas' Parents found music to be a very important part of their lives. But despite that Lucas was a pretty lazy person for most of his life and did not practice the piano a lot. He also did not seem to care about school one bit. At the age of 9 Lucas' father passed away and his mother who also played the piano raised him by herself. That included worrying about his musical education because she promised that to his father on the day he died that she would not let him quit the piano because his father was of the opinion from the very first time he heard his son play that he had musical talent and that if Lucas ever decided to actually practise and not be lazy he would become a great pianist. At the age of 16 Lucas did decide to practise and take piano seriously as he started taking lessons with the father of one of Ulrich Dunsche's strongest students. With the generous and effective help of Vitaly Finkelberg, Lucas rapidly improved his playing and got accepted into the Trinity Laban Conservatoire at the age of 17 where he is still studying today under the mentorship of the great Mikhail Kazakevich. Today he will play a program for you containing some of the greatest romantic composers who lived in Schubert, Rachmaninov and Scriabin as well as a rare transcription of Paul Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 29 April 2022.


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