In our times of unlimited access to music and an abundance of recordings on offer in our digital universe, it is the live experience we are craving. Why? The answer is simple: because it is – not perfect! It can come close, but there are always those slight deviances from the absolute, which make it different. Unique. Special. And – thrilling! It’s the palpable heartbeat behind the interpretation which we synchronise to. It’s the emotion we can relate to.
With Alexander Gadjiev, one of the most exciting and sought-after pianists of the moment, we are bound to get as close to perfection as humanly possible without missing any of the above. A brilliant musician, renowned for his intellectual prowess and analytical mind (did you know he was seriously considering a career in mathematics?), dares to venture further, seeking new means of expression and readings of well-known scores.
”My intuition tells me how to play something. The analytical phase that precedes this is very interesting and informative, but in the end, you have to go beyond that.” *
Gadjiev’s originality and courage to reach beyond the limitations of the well-known make him not just one of the most thrilling pianists of our time but also a perfect match for our festival, always on the lookout for intense musical experiences, packed with heartiness and sincerity. So make sure you don’t miss The opening on September 15th. Alexander Gadjiev’s interpretation of Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin is certain not to leave anyone unaffected!
*The Pianist, 2019