Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.13 Pathetique
Beethoven Sonata in C Op.53 Waldstein
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27/2 Moonlight
Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

John Lill is the kind of pianist they don’t make any more – a true keyboard lion. But at the centre of his career has been a lifelong engagement with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.“Beethoven is my leading light” says Lill. “His music transcends emotion. It becomes a pure spiritual experience which awaits us all”. Critics have agreed. “His objective is always to serve the composer” says The Scotsman. “And when that composer is Beethoven, another great presence reveals itself. Lill plays him with an integrity few can match”.

So this recital – in which Lill performs what might just be Beethoven’s four most popular piano sonatas – is practically self-recommending. No matter how familiar this music, from the brilliance of the Waldstein sonata to the grandeur of the Appassionata and the deep romantic poetry of the Moonlight sonata, Lill is certain to have something new – and profound – to say.


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

Our Creative Learning Team says
Suitable for KS3, GCSE and A level students. Featuring a set piece from the Edexcel GCSE syllabus alongside three further piano sonatas this recital is part of our Instrumental() scheme enabling students from state schools from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull to have the opportunity to engage with our Classical Music programming. Warwick Arts Centre will work with individual schools to design and customise their visits, with the option of backstage tours, pre-concert talks and off site visits by Arts Centre staff.

Tickets for schools and home educators:
£17.50 Under 26s – £13.50 Under 18s – £10.50 Under 10s – £6.00.
Contact if you would like to find out how your school can get FREE concert tickets to this performance.

Booking information:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

While you are here
Why not visit our Clare Woods exhibition, Reality Dimmed, in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on to find out more.

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