• Konzerthaus Berlin, Außenansicht (Credit: Felix Löchner / Sichtkreis)
  • Konzerthaus Berlin, Außenansicht (Credit: Felix Löchner / Sichtkreis)
  • Konzerthaus Berlin, Außenansicht, Abend (Credit: David von Becker)

Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Elim Chan, Francesco Piemontesi

Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin — Großer Saal

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About the Event

Explore the beauty of classical music at Konzerthaus Berlin in Berlin, where masterworks by Berlioz, Schumann and Rimsky‐Korsakov come to life in this incredible performance.

Hong Kong‐born Elim Chan leads the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with three Romantic audience favorites: Hector Berlioz was a fan of the eccentric poet Lord Byron and probably specially renamed an overture in honor of his poem 'Le Corsaire.' For Robert Schumann's only piano concerto, the Swiss Francesco Piemontesi takes his place at the grand piano.
Finally, the famous 'Scheherazade Suite' by the Russian Nikolai Rimsky‐Korsakov is heard. Its colorful instrumentation ensures that all musicians can emerge with wonderful passages.


  • Berlioz, Hector – Ouvertüre „Le Corsaire“ op. 21
  • Schumann, Robert – Konzert für Klavier und Orchester a‐Moll op. 54
  • Rimsky‐Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich – Scheherazade, Symphonische Suite für Orchester op. 35
Program is subject to change


Soloist: Piemontesi, Francesco

Born in 1983 in Switzerland, Francesco Piemontesi studied with Nora Doallo in Lugano and with Arie Vardi at the Hanover University of music. Alongside his studies he gained valuable inspiration from his work with Alfred Brendel, Cécile Ousset, Mitsuko Uchida and Alexis Weissenberg. He is the recipient of numerous international prizes, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and a 2009 Borletti‐Buitoni Trust Fellowship. In September 2009, BBC named Francesco one of its „New Generation Artists".

Francesco Piemontesi has made guest appearances at such internationally recognized venues as the Schleswig‐Holstein, Ruhr, Rheingau, Ludwigsburg and Roque d'Anthéron Festivals and at the Martha Argerich Project and can look back on performances at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Philharmonie in Munich and Tonhalle in Zurich. He has played as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Belgian National Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra collaborating with such conductors as Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Christoph Poppen, Dimitry Kitajenko, Vassily Petrenko and Bruno Weil.

Conductor: Chan, Elim


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