The Hammond in Chester presents an evening of piano music to usher in Valentine's Day.

Tonight (Thursday, February 13) at 7.30pm in The Hammond Theatre, internationally acclaimed pianists Tristan Lee and Gintaute Gataveckaite will play a romantic programme to include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schumann.

Tickets (£10 and £6) are available at or from the box office on 01244 305362

Tristan Lee, a UK-based Australian pianist, is rapidly gaining international recognition for his distinctive style and musicianship.

He appears regularly in concertos, and in solo and chamber music recitals.

Recent highlights have included performances of concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg and Rachmaninoff; and solo recitals throughout UK, Italy, Lithuania, France, the Netherlands, Cuba and Australia.

Widely sought as a chamber musician and associate artist, he has twice appeared at Wigmore Hall to critical acclaim.

As a keen interpreter of contemporary music, he regularly performs the music of the present day and has given numerous world premieres of works by leading British and Australian composers.

Tristan Lee completed his postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music following his undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne.

He has won many notable prizes and scholarships including the Geoffrey Parsons Trust 2012, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust 2010, and first prize and the gold medal of the Australian Youth Piano Recital 2008.

His past teachers have included Glenn Riddle and Graham Scott.

Since completing his formal studies, he has been mentored by Leslie Howard and Benjamin Frith. 

Thanks to the generous support of the Geoffrey Parsons Trust and a University of Melbourne graduate award, Tristan Lee has recently commenced lessons with renowned French pianist, François-Frédéric Guy in Paris.