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About Stephen Hose

Take a break on a Tuesday lunchtime and enjoy 45 minutes of gorgeous classical music performed live by our resident pianist Stephen Hose upstairs in the beautiful Long Gallery overlooking Waterlow Park. 

Many thanks to Markson Pianos who loan their Erard piano to Lauderdale House, for use in our lunchtime concerts.


Programme 21 May:

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in F minor, Op.2 no1

Johannes Brahms - Intermezzo in A minor Op 118 no1
- Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 no2
- Ballade in G minor, Op118 no3  

Kenneth Leighton - Sonatina  no. 2

Astor Piazzolla - Mumuki       

About Stephen Hose

Stephen Hose trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he held a Vaughan Williams scholarship. He has had a varied career which has included performing chamber music and solo recitals as well as being Musical Director and pianist for a range of opera, musicals, plays and TV. He is currently pianist in residence at Lauderdale House, Highgate.

Projects abroad have ranged from the English Theater of Frankfurt to The Lost Colony at the 2,000 seat outdoor theatre on Roanoke Island, USA.  TV work has included being the pianist on Channel 4 ‘s Titanic, The Mission,  accompanist for The Choir, and 5 years as Musical Associate/Director for TV productions of Christmas Glory.  He was Chorus Master for Jessye Norman’s Ellington’s Sacred Songs at the Barbican Theatre and Epidavros, Greece. 

His work as Music Director for OperaUK has included Barber of Seville, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata, the Merry Widow, Olé and El Amore Brujo.  For Merry Opera work includes La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and La Belle Hélène (aka Troy Boy).  He has also conducted over 50 performances of their unique staged Messiah.

COVID-19 precautions

Although the government has lifted many of the requirements around COVID-19 isolation rules, we are aware that many of our visitors are vulnerable and we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable. As such, we are continuing to provide hand sanitiser at our entrances, keep windows open to increase ventilation where possible, and maintaining our reduced capacity of 80%. As audience members, we ask that you do not attend if you are showing symptoms or are testing positive, and that you wear a face covering if possible. If you have any concerns, please contact us on 020 8348 8716 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

For our free lunchtime concerts, we are also asking attendees to book in advance to limit numbers. Tickets are free, but do let us know if you can no longer attend so that we can release the spaces to others.