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New generation Piano recital Alexandre Kantorow

Music 19 June 2017 – 8:30pm

Place
Auditorium

The artist

Alexandre Kantorow

At 22 years old, Alexandre Kantorow is the first French pianist to win the gold medal at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition as well as the Grand Prix. After his win, Valery Gergiev has asked him to accompany him and the Mariinsky Orchestra for a series of concerts in Europe.

Whether it’s a concert or a disc, the critics are giving Alexandre Kantorow (born 1997) glowing reviews. Hailed by the press as the “young tsar” of the French piano, he started performing very early. At 16, he was invited to play for “les folles journées” in Nantes and Warsaw with the Sinfonia Varsovia. Since then he has played with many orchestras, such as Kansai Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Geneva Orchestra, Bern Orchestra, Toulouse National Orchestra etc.


Alexandre has played at major concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philharmonie de Paris, BOZAR in Brussels and also at the most prestigious festivals including la Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Heidelberg etc.

 

BIS label has offered Alexandre a “carte blanche” for his choice in repertoire, and among his projects with them, all the Liszt concerti and all the Saint Saens concerti. His recordings are acclaimed by the critic and his recital CD “A la russe” was awarded CHOC CLASSICA for the year 2017.

 

In 2019, he was awarded “musical revelation of the year” by the French performing arts press federation.

 

Alexandre is a laureate of the Safran Foundation and gets help from pianos Yamaha at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where he has studied in Rena Shereshevskaya’s class.

The programme

Béla Bartók
Allegro Barbaro
Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 2
Johannes Brahms
Rhapsody No. 1
Béla Bartók
Rhapsody Op. 1 for Solo Piano
Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11