Lana Bode

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Music | Academic Studies | Keyboard | Vocal Studies
Contemporary Repertoire; Keyboard Musicianship
Lana Bode


Lana Bode is an American-British pianist, programmer and artistic director, whose performances have been described as ‘absolutely thrilling’ (Opera Today) and ‘expertly calibrated’ (BBC Music Magazine). She has established herself as a leading interpreter of contemporary music and an innovative cross-arts programmer. She performs as a solo pianist and in collaboration with leading singers and instrumentalists including Robert Cohen, Marcus Farnsworth, Anna Harvey, Robert Murray, Mark Padmore, Lucy Schaufer and James Turnbull. 

A champion of new music, Lana has commissioned works by Charlotte Bray, Richard Barnard and Jeremy Thurlow, and is currently collaborating with composer Kevin Malone on a new suite of pieces for solo piano named HerStories Unsung: Volume 2. Lana has also collaborated with composers Alison Bauld, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Dove, Helen Grime, Sadie Harrison, Libby Larsen and Judith Weir. 

Lana’s recital career has taken her from major London venues to festivals around the UK including Aldeburgh Festival, Barbican Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room, Snape Proms and Wigmore Hall. In 2019, she released her highly-acclaimed debut album I and Silence: Women’s Voices in American Song with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons. 

In addition to her role as a contemporary song coach at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Lana has been engaged to adjudicate and lead workshops at Manchester University, University of St Andrews and Epsom College. 

Lana’s work is supported by Arts Council England, Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Council, Leverhulme Trust, Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust and Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.