Season 2003/04
Spalding,Lincolnshire, England

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Ian Lake

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Ian Lake was born in Quorn, Leicestershire and began to play the piano at the age of four. He gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Kendall Taylor and won many of the college's medals and other prizes. He subsequently taught at the college for many years.  

Ian Lake made his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall, playing Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" with the Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. Since then he has played in all parts of the British Isles both as a recitalist and as a concerto soloist with the major British orchestras. He has appeared at many British Festivals (Aldeburgh, Bath, Brighton, Cheltenham, etc), is a frequent broadcaster, and has appeared on television at home and abroad.

In recent years he has toured extensively abroad, giving recitals and concerto performances in many countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

Although Ian Lake is primarily interested in the piano repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries, he has devoted much time to the performance of modern music, and has premiered many works written for him.