Lionel's Two Nocturnes for strings are to be performed by the Piedmont Conservatory Strings, directed by Heather Strachan

Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 7:30pm

Piedmont College Chapel, 992 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia, USA

The Piedmont Conservatory Strings combines players from the university and the community to perform a concert of works by contemporary composers, including Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Lionel Sainsbury, Ola Gjeilo, and others.

Lionel’s Soliloquy for solo violin to be performed by Czech violinist Vít Mužík in a live streaming event organised by Parma Recordings on Wednesday, April 1st 2020 at 1PM EST/6.00PM UK time: (click image below)
Spring Concert

Lionel played

A Spring Concert of Piano Music

on Friday 5 April 2019 - 20:00

in aid of Chadlington Memorial
Hall, Chipping Norton OX7 3NX.

Please click poster for details.

This was a SELL OUT.

For a copy of the programme



The world premiere recording of Lionel’s Time of the Comet is released on PRISMA – Contemporary Works for Orchestra on Navona Records (NV6141) on 9 February 2018.

The recording took place at the Reduta Hall, Olomouc, Czech Republic, with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under their chief conductor Petr Vronský.

Time of the Comet, a symphonic poem scored for large orchestra, was written in 1997, during the appearance in the night skies of the Hale-Bopp comet.

Short promotional video made at the recording session, including interview clips with Lionel Sainsbury below...

Navona Records

Navona Records
Released 9 February
Navona Records is proud to present a PRISMA Album Trailer (8 min) below ...

Lionel in concert in Oxfordshire

Lionel will be giving a solo piano concert at 7.30pm on Saturday 7th April in St.Denys’ Church, Stanford in the Vale, near Faringdon, Oxfordshire, as part of Music in the Vale’s 2018 series.

The programme will include Lionel’s Sea Storm and Andalusian Fantasy, music by Bach and Rachmaninov, and works by Chopin, including the “Minute” Waltz Op.64 No.1, Berceuse Op.57 and Polonaise Op.53.

Tickets available from:
or call David Pedder on 01367 718420

Music in the Vale website
further info on Music in the Vale site.

Hear and watch Youtube video of the Black/Katayama piano duo
performing Lionel’s Cuban Dance No.1 recorded 24 September 2016
at the Cosmate Cultural Hall in Fukuoka Kyushu:

St. Denys Church,
Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire

photo by Colin West 2013

Lionel gave a recital at the MUSIC IN THE VALE concert series at Stanford-in-the-Vale in Oxfordshire in November 2015 in a programme of:

Partita No.1 in B flat BWV825

Poème in F sharp Op.32 No.1
Étude in C sharp minor Op.42 No.5

Prelude in E flat Op.23 No.6
Étude-Tableau in E flat minor Op.39 No.5

Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. posth.
Waltz in C sharp minor Op.64 No.2
Barcarolle in F sharp Op.60

Richard III concert at Temple Church, London

EM RECORDS presents a solo violin recital by Rupert Marshall-Luck at the Temple Church, London EC4. The programme features works by Paul Carr, Paul Lewis, Richard Pantcheff and Francis Pott, inspired by Richard III, and also includes Lionel Sainsbury’s Soliloquy for solo violin


Andalusian Fantasy Op.16 from Lionel's Navona recording ANDALUSIAN FANTASY was streamed on 16th September by Radio Despi’s 'La Otra Orilla' in Spain. Click logo to see playlist.
Zone Music
Montana Public Radio
Lionel’s Andalusian Fantasy Op. 16, Nocturne Op. 18 and Esquisse were broadcast on Montana Public Radio (MTPR) Morning Classics program on 31 August 2015.
(Please click Logo for Montana Public Radio link.)
Lionel Sainsbury at the 2015 English Music Festival
Lionel gave a recital of his piano music in Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames on 23 May 2015 as part of the English Music Festival.

Cuban Dance No.1
Moments Musicaux Nos. 1-4
Prelude No.6 (from Twelve Preludes)
South American Suite

Parma Licensing
USA TV company Fox use Sainsbury’s music

Lionel’s Soliloquy for solo violin was used in
Fresh off the Boat on 10 February 2015 in the
recording by Vit Muzik from ’Slices’, Navona Records.

Lionel Sainsbury on KUSC 17 July 2014

Lionel was Jim Svejda’s guest in a 3 hour feature on KUSC’s Evening Program on Thursday 17 July, 9.00pm to midnight,
Pacific Standard time

It included Lionel’s Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Two Nocturnes for strings, and Soliloquy for solo violin, plus extracts from
his new piano CD Sunlight and Storms.

The programme was broadcast via this link:

The programme is now available as a PODCAST (37min) which you can download via this LINK here.
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