For the grand finale of The Beethoven Journey, Leif Ove will be performing all five Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra over three nights at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2015 BBC Proms (23, 24, 26 July). Edward Blakeman, the director of this year’s BBC Proms, told the Guardian,“The piano could well be the biggest star of the season with nearly 30 soloists and all of Beethoven’s, Prokofiev’s and Ravel’s concertos for the instrument being performed. It will be a great piano celebration summer,” he said. “The idea of staging so much work for piano emerged because of a project by the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. They have been touring the world for four years performing all of Beethoven’s five piano concertos and will do it for the final time at this year’s Proms.” More information here: