Selections from Arlene Sierra's piano album "Birds and Insects, Book 1" will be performed at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, on January 10th, 2013. The album's component pieces have been performed internationally and featured in the Seventh British Contemporary Piano Competition, but this will be the first time the pieces will be heard at the prestigious South Bank chamber venue, the Purcell Room.

The performance will be given by exciting young pianist Sally Wigan in the Park Lane Group New Year Series of concerts. Sierra's work is the choice of featured composer Judith Weir, who links Sierra's work with her appreciation of Olivier Messiaen.

UPDATE: See a review of the performance on the Reviews page of this site.

The complete Birds and Insects, Book 1 was recorded for the disc Arlene Sierra, Vol. 1 in a performance by Russian virtuoso Vassily Primakov.

Game of Attrition CD



Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2, is Sierra's latest portrait disc, released by Bridge Records to international critical acclaim.