Bryce Dessner in conversation

On Friday 13 April 2018 we're giving the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's Concerto for Two Pianos with legendary piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque, as part of our Breaking Ground series of new music concerts at Southbank Centre.

Bryce somehow balances dual careers as both a concert music composer and guitarist/songwriter with rock band The National, so we caught him between tour stints and before orchestra rehearsals got underway to find out more about the new work, and how he sees himself as a musician with a foot in both the popular and classical worlds. 

Bryce Dessner in conversation

Bryce Dessner discusses his dual careers as both concert music composer and guitarist/songwriter with The National in our short interview series ahead of the world premiere of his Concerto for Two Pianos with Katia and Marielle Labèque at Southbank Centre on Friday 13 April 2018.