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Jeremy Denk piano

Jeremy Denk: Milton Court Artist-in-Residence

Jeremy Denk isn’t like other pianists. He’s a virtuoso who submits happily to the sublime simplicity of Mozart; a keyboard philosopher who’s never happier than playing Gershwin.

ECHO Rising Stars 2017–18

ECHO Rising Stars 2017–18

The Barbican is proud to be a part of ECHO, the European Concert Halls Organisation – which collaborates each year to give Europe’s brightest young musical stars a truly international platform.

Portrait of Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Composer Focus

Looking at the vibrant creativity of one of the finest living composers, this series takes in performances from across our resident and associate ensembles, including Salonen's old band, the LA Phil.

Photo of Gustavo Dudamel conducting

Los Angeles Philharmonic: International Associate Residency

Barbican audiences already know that Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil are one of the most electrifying orchestra-conductor partnerships at work today. Their latest London residency shows why.

Max and Julia at the Barbican

Sounds and Visions: curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

The acclaimed composer Max Richter and artist Yulia Mahr present a weekend journey into music, image and their meeting points in today's culture.

Portrait of Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Bach Weekend

'Soar joyfully on high!' A weekend celebration of this most influential of composers and his family; music to truly gladden the heart.

Yo Yo Ma sitting on a rock

International Soloists 2018–19

Great pianists, superstar trios, celebrity vocalists – you'll find them all here.

A horn encased in concrete

Barbican Presents 2018–19

Barbican Presents brings some of the greatest international classical artists, orchestras and ensembles to London, in a stimulating and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and Baroque music.

Photo of a man playing the piano on stage in front of an audience

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2018–19

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts take place at 1pm on various Fridays throughout the year and feature the finest chamber music performances from established performers and up-and-coming artists alike.