*8 I 1958
He is an Australian pianist settled in London. He has played with many orchestras, including all the BBC orchestras, the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Göteborgs Symfoniker, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Orchestre National de France, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, working with such leading conductors as Andrey Boreyko, Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Hickox, Andrew Litton, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Maxim Shostakovich, Vassily Sinaisky and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
He has also performed at numerous festivals: the Prague Spring in the Czech Republic, Como Autumn Music in Italy, Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Schloss vor Husum in Germany, La Roque d'Anthéron in France and Valldemossa Chopin Festival on Majorca, as well as festivals in the USA (Bard and Newport) and Norway (Bergen, Elverum and Trondheim). He has repeatedly performed as a soloist in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with a total repertoire of over eighty works. Piers Lane is also often invited to perform chamber music. Besides continuing his enduring collaboration with the British violinist Tasmin Little, he also works with Musica Viva and the soprano Cheryl Barker, the baritone Peter Coleman-Wright and the violinist-composer Brett Dean, as well as performing with Anne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg in Malmö, Stockholm and Bergen.
Piers Lane is artistic director of the Myra Hess Day held annually at the National Gallery in London, and also of the Bloch Festival, which will take place at the Wigmore Hall in 2009. In 2007 he became artistic director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. He plays annually in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007 his interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Queensland Orchestra won the Limelight Magazine Award.
His expansive discography includes recordings of works by Scriabin, Saint-Saëns, Moscheles and Henselt for Hyperion.