The textural clarity of Haydn’s wistful B minor piano sonata allows the performer to demonstrate their expressive gifts, while Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne offers a moment of serenity. Beethoven’s Bagatelles are a collection of six character pieces, requiring distinct emotional states. Just as poetic are two short pieces by Chopin, the master of piano writing, before Scriabin elevates the programme to a new level of virtuosity. With bewitching harmonies and fiendish writing, his Sonata No. 9 (entitled ‘Black Mass’) is a test of mettle for any pianist. To bring the programme to its end, Sudbin performs his dazzling transcription of Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre.
With numerous awards to his name and a schedule packed with recitals and collaborations with high-profile artists in the world’s top concert halls, Yevgeny Sudbin is one of the most talented pianists on the circuit today. Every one of his recordings has been critically acclaimed, with the recent Scriabin CD hailed by Gramophone as “a disc in a million”. This wide-ranging programme will showcase Sudbin’s multi-faceted pianistic talents; don’t miss out on the chance to see this astounding performer in action.
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 13 May 15, 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to go to the Southbank Centre's website|