French piano is currently experiencing a new golden age, which has seen the birth of a new generation of adventurous performers. One such performer is Sélim Mazari.
Recognised by ADAMI as Best New Classical Music Performer, trained at the Paris Conservatory, the French pianist, a musical prodigy, has asserted his natural talent. He is keen on the frenetic pace of Scarlatti’s Sonatas, which he wisely brings together with Debussy’s Images. While the French composer was fascinated by the Orient (Descent of the moon upon the temple which used to be), he also drew inspiration from the Baroque reparatory, giving us Tribute to Rameau. Sélim Mazari will present a dual interpretation of Beethoven – with Sonata op. 31 No. 1, composed when he was nearly deaf, and with his penultimate sonata for piano, Sonata op. 110, composed some twenty years later – illustrating clearly the German composer’s progression towards a painful inner struggle.