About the Event
Grigory Sokolov is renowned for his perfectionism and uncompromising approach to his piano playing in concerti. He actively avoids the public eye and press interviews, focusing solely on the music itself. For him, what matters most is creating music in the present moment, something unique and unrepeatable. This philosophy is reflected in his choice to specialize in recital programs rather than studio recordings or concerts with orchestras and ensembles. Throughout his extensive concert tours in Europe, he consistently delivers exceptional performances in sold‐out halls, often with multiple encores. This unconventional pianist, considered a legend in the classical music world, leaves nothing to chance and even tunes his grand piano during a program. Living in Italy and St. Petersburg, Sokolov brings his poetic interpretations to life with mystical intensity and impressive honesty at his piano recitals. His concerts are seen as rituals, attracting a devoted fan community who make pilgrimages to see this Russian pianist and anti‐star. The Tagesspiegel states, "Sometimes, it's just a handful of notes that can become the event of an entire season."
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Vier Duette BWV 802‐805
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
- Frederic Chopin – Vier Mazurken op. 30
- Frederic Chopin – Three Mazurkas op. 50
- Robert Schumann – „Waldszenen“ op. 82