About the Event
In Leipzig's beloved Gewandhaus, hear celebrated master pianist Grigory Sokolov for a captivating performance.
Grigory Sokolov is said to have a servant's attitude towards music. When playing, he sinks completely into the work, opening up the possibility of complete contemplation for the listener. His career began when he won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1966 — at the age of just 16. Virtuosity, depth of feeling and interpretative freshness have remained in his playing to this day.
Due to its history, the Gewandhaus Orchestra stands for civic engagement in a special way. With a view to the challenges of the present and the community‐building, inspiring and transformative potential of music, it has launched a democracy initiative in 2022. On pressing issues of justice, resources, media, institutions, education, identity, resilience and faith, public and cultural figures engage in dialogue with each other, with the audience and with musical performances.
'Resonance' is the motto above the musically inspired, culturally initiated discussion of basic values, understanding of democracy and social togetherness. We invite you to join in the discussion at round tables and to experimentally explore and musically experience political, sociological, acoustic and interpersonal facets of resonance in workshops and performances. Inspired by musical artworks, we open spaces for voices of the present and for ideas that strengthen the common good — in exchange between all those who want to help shape society.