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Lana Bode


Lana Bode is an American-British pianist, programmer and artistic director, whose performances have been described as ‘expertly calibrated’ (BBC Music Magazine) and ‘deeply examined’ (Gramophone). She specialises in contemporary music and innovative cross-arts programming.

An in-demand recitalist, Lana frequently performs in the USA, UK, France and Germany, as well as on live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. She performs as a solo pianist and has shared the stage with singers and instrumentalists including Nadine Benjamin, Robert Cohen, Mark Padmore, Lucy Schaufer and James Turnbull.

A champion of new music, Lana has performed the world premieres of works by Charlotte Bray, Stuart MacRae, Zoë Martlew and Mark-Anthony Turnage, among others. Lana has also collaborated with composers Alison Bauld, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Dove, Helen Grime, Libby Larsen, Errollyn Wallen, Judith Weir and Chen Yi.

Lana’s discography includes the highly-acclaimed I and Silence with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons, dream.risk.sing: elevating women’s voices with soprano Samantha Crawford, and There are things to be said with the Tailleferre Ensemble.

Highlights from the 2023-24 season include performing the world premiere of My Life Online by Scott Eyerly, co-creating the staged song recital production Warten auf Gertrud with FMK company in Berlin, recording a disc of French and Italian song with tenor Thomas Elwin for release on Voces8 Records and performing Errollyn Wallen’s Concerto Grosso with Her Ensemble.

Lana is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Virginia Woolf & Music concert project, and a member of faculty at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Lana Bode
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