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
|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".