Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D.664
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata)
Franz Liszt: Scherzo and march for piano, S.177
Franz Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 No.3)
Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1
This young pianist from Uzbekistan created tremendous excitement at the London International Piano Competition final in 2009, which he went on to win. He is now signed to Decca and this is his International Piano Series debut.
His concert opens with the intimate world of Schubert's A major Sonata D.664 and the heady drama of Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata. In the second half he offers three contrasting works by Liszt - the Scherzo and March, the celestial Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude and the demoniac Mephisto Waltz No.1.
'Abduraimov's artistry conferred its own magic, with each phrase exquisitely shaped… covering the keyboard - and encompassing the divided trills and the scampering staccato octaves - with seemingly effortless grace.' (The Independent)Performers
Behzod Abduraimov piano