Pianist Lewis Kingsley Returns to Acton Hill Church

The next concert in the Iris Axon Series

Picture: Lewis Kingsley


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October 23, 2023

The Iris Axon Concert Series welcomes back pianist Lewis Kingsley for its next concert on Sunday 5 November at 4pm. Lewis is offering an exciting and varied programme of well-known favourites arranged for piano, as well as some lesser known works.

He made his performing debut at St. John’s, Smith Square in March 2018 in a programme of music celebrating the 75th birthday of the American composer, Stephen Montague. In the summer of 2021, he worked with British concert pianist and composer, Stephen Hough, on his third piano sonata, ‘Trinitas’, for the Trinity Laban New Lights Festival of Contemporary Music. Highlights of the 2022 season included a concert for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and his debut recital at London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Lewis is a Chethams School of Music alumnus and graduate of London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire where he studied with Philip Fowke and Alisdair Hogarth.

Iris Axon Series founder Jan Schopf said, “I do hope you will be able to join us for some keyboard pyrotechnics on the 5th.”


Gershwin songs - "Do it again", "Nobody but you", "The man I love" and "I'll build a stairway to Paradise".
Paderewski - Nocturne Op. 16 No. 4
Dohnanyi - Aria Op. 23 and Rhapsody Op. 11 No, 3
Charles Williams - The Dream of Olwen
Richard Addinsell - Warsaw concerto
Grünfeld - Soirée de Vienne

Iris Axon Concert Series Schedule 2023/24


December 3rd Neus Perris Ferrer - piano


January 7th Amber Emson – violin
February 4th Evgeny Soifertis - piano
March 3rd Alice Jones (cello),Tara Clifford (piano)
April 7th Joanna Kacperek –piano
May 5th Stavroula Thoma – piano
June 2nd Lance Mok – piano
July 7th Susie Gibbons – soprano

Now in its seventeenth year, the Iris Axon Concert Series is an annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well.

Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who made possible the purchase of a concert grand, handmade by Clive Pinkham.

The church is deemed ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.

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