Here you can find a list of concerts, recitals and other public events in which Florian is expected to take part.
You can also find information about some of the past events in which Florian has taken part back to the autumn of 2014.
Not just a concert and not quite a lecture, but with elements of both! The father-in-law and son-in-law team of Iain Lane and Florian Mitrea explore the inspiration for the work of Franz Liszt in a reprise for the Dartington Festival of the event they first presented at St Albans Cathedral in January 2019.
Most popular ideas about Franz Liszt’s character are wrong: far from being a vain ‘celebrity’, he was inspired from childhood by a profound Christian faith, and his life-long connection with the Franciscans led him in mid-life to join their Third Order; later he received minor orders in the Catholic Church. Much of his work was liturgical or overtly Christian, but all his work reveals his intense and life-affirming spirituality. This event blends live performances of works by Liszt for solo piano (including the B minor sonata in full) with an introduction to Franciscan spirituality and the life and faith of one of the nineteenth century’s most important composers. Words, music and pictures combine to open up a fresh perspective on this fascinating man and his work.
Pianist: Florian Mitrea
Speaker: The Rev’d Iain Lane, Tutor in Christian Doctrine and the Visual Arts at St Albans Cathedral Study Centre, and a Franciscan