Opening the season is one of the great pianists of today, the Argentinian Ingrid Fliter, in a wonderfully rich and varied programme that plays to her poetic strengths. She is playing three masterpieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann, the latter featured in one of his greatest works for the piano, the Symphonic Etudes.
The iconic French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has been wowing audiences worldwide for the last twenty years, and it’s a particular privilege to welcome him to Leeds with a programme mixing French music and Bartók, in both of which he excels.
Pavel Kolesnikov has become a huge favourite among UK audiences since he took up residence in London. Following his Wigmore Hall debut in 2014, The Telegraph gave his recital a rare five-star review and called it “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed for a while”.
Since winning the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition in such a spectacular way, also taking the Audience Prize and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Award, Alim’s career has rocketed.
Described as “one of the most fully-rounded pianists of today”, Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg enjoys a career that has taken him to all the great musical centres of the world. In this recital programme he contrasts the deep poetry and romanticism of Chopin’s Ballades with Prokofiev’s colourful suite from his ballet Romeo and Juliet and the brilliantly impressionistic Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel.
The young Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili has made a speciality of the music of Liszt since winning the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2014. She performs a programme of Liszt & Beethoven in her first appearance for the Leeds International Piano Series.
Alim Beisembayev Ryedale Festival Haydn Variations in F minor Beethoven Sonata no.32 in C minor, op.111 Chopin 24 Preludes Alim Beisembayev Piano All Saints’ Church, Kirkbymoorside
Alim Beisembayev BBC Proms at Truro Domenico Scarlatti Piano Sonata in G major, K13(3 mins) Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, K247(4 mins) Piano Sonata in C minor, K22(3 mins) Franz Liszt Transcendental Études – No. 3: Paysage(5 mins) Transcendental Études – No. 4:...
Alim Beisembayev Petworth Festival Haydn Variations in F minor Hob. 17/6 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 Liszt 12 Ètudes d’exécution transcendantes S.139: III. Paysage IV. Mazeppa V. Feux Follets IX. Ricordanza X. Allegro agitato molto XI....
2021 First Prize-winner, Alim Beisembayev performs a solo recital at Wigmore Hall following his triumphant win in September 2021.
Kaito Kobayashi, Second Prize-winner in the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition, gives his debut solo recital at Wigmore Hall in a programme featuring Debussy, Kurtág & Schubert.
Third Prize-winner, Ariel Lanyi performs a lunchtime recital at Wigmore Hall including Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 29.
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