James Lisney enjoys a rich musical life, moving seamlessly from concerto and recital soloist to chamber musician, song accompanist and pianist director. Initiatives, such as his Schubertreise series at London`s South Bank Centre, his extensive Beethoven Project or the recording company Woodhouse Editions, provide a platform for his wide-ranging musical sympathies. His recordings (on Naxos, Bis, Somm, Olympia and Carlton) have gained the highest recommendations.
James Lisney will be celebrating his fiftieth birthday in 2012 with no less than five concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (including three new works by Jan Vriend) and giving cycles of the late music of Franz Schubert in London, Leipzig, Brussels and Berlin. In the autumn of 2011 he launched a cycle of all the sonatas of Schubert and Beethoven (for both piano solo and duo with strings) in Belgium.