Last-minute pianist switch at BBC Proms

Last-minute pianist switch at BBC Proms


norman lebrecht

August 18, 2022

Francesco Piemontesi has dropped out of tonight’s Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard.

His replacement in Jan Lisiecki.


  • Robin Smith says:

    A very strong replacement. No concerns there.

  • John says:

    Heard him play Beethoven G-major in Houston and Boulder in the last year. Superlative. Proms goers are in for a treat.

  • Roger Sweet says:

    The Proms has lost its allure as much of BBC output

  • Helen says:

    Don’t know the guy who should have played but his replacement is amazing!

  • Santipab says:

    No explanation for this very very late change from the BBC or RAH of course.

    Happy to hear Jan Lisiecki for the first time but Francesco Piemontesi is a much more interesting pianist.

  • Mark Mortimer says:

    Lisciecki played the Beethoven 4th concerto beautifully- outstripping Wang’s rather flash Liszt Concerto the week before. I think I know where I am on the real artist.