The NCPA “Piano Virtuosos” 2018 is drawing to an end. On November 11th and 25th, pianists Jan Lisiecki and Ivo Pogorelich will appear at the NCPA Concert Hall to give two recitals in different styles.
On November 11th , pianist Jan Lisiecki will appear at the NCPA Concert Hall.
Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him "a pianist who makes every note count". Jan says his aim is to always perform in a way that carries forward the beauty and brilliance of the original work. He has demonstrated that he is capable of rendering compositions remarkably close to the way they were intended. "Going into a concert hall should be like going into a sanctuary. You're there to have a moment of reflection, hopefully leaving feeling different, refreshed and inspired."
Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility
Lisiecki was brought to international attention in 2010, after the Fryderyk Chopin Institute issued a recording of Chopin's piano concertos, performed live by Jan at age 13 and 14. BBC Music Magazine wrote of the "mature musicality" of his playing and commended the "sensitively distilled" insights of his Chopin interpretations.
On November 11th, Jan Lisiecki will perform a suite of piano pieces of the distinctive romantic style, including Chopin’s three much-loved nocturnes and scherzo, Schumann’s The Nachtstücke, Op. 23, Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and Rachmaninoff’s Cinq Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3.
Ivo Pogorelich will thrill the audience on November 25th.
Pogorelich’s performance is “labeled” with distinct characteristics, and arouses audience’s imagination about music. In 2014, he broke the strings while playing the Steinway & Sons piano at the NCPA, and this is still fresh in Beijing music lovers’ memories.
Pogorelich will arouse audience’s imagination about music.
On November 25th, Pogorelich will present a thrilling concert for Chinese music lovers. He will show the audience his unique interpretation of Mozart through the composer’s Adagio in B Minor. Pogorelich will also perform Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor, G178 with his brilliant virtuosity and passion. As one of Liszt’s masterpieces composed in his middle years, this piece has a complicated structure and a profound connotation. Schumann is also a composer admired by Pogorelich. Pogorelich’s first solo album released after he signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon is a recording of Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes. This time he will perform the classic masterpiece again.