Louis Demetrius Alvanis - piano recital. Mozart and Bartok Juxtaposed/International Concert Series
Sunday, 16 November 2014 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Mozart and Bartok Juxtaposed.
Please note this event starts at 4pm.
Alvanis' dazzling pianism needs no introduction to London audiences. A regular on the capital's classical concert scene, he has given solo recitals in leading venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. His international career has taken him throughout Europe and the UK, the Far East and the USA, where he appears every season. His CD recordings on the Meridian and Brilliant Classics labels have been acclaimed by the international music press and broadcasts of his performances include Classic FM, NTV Japan, BBC Radio, Swiss TV, ITV Thames and Radio New Zealand amongst many others.
The Daily Telegraph critic described his playing as "a truly astonishing fire and force" whilst Fanfare Magazine USA wrote: "a gifted and greatly cultivated Chopin pianist. Alvanis is an artist who makes most other pianists sound just a wee bit routine." The Evening Standard commented: “his touch was magical...the sound is with me still”.
In a recital of contrasts, Alvanis’ programme juxtaposes Mozart's Sonata K310 with Bartok's Sonata '1926' and also includes music by Chopin and Gregers Brinch.
MOZART Sonata in A minor, K310
CHOPIN Two Polonaises, Op.40
CHOPIN Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
BRINCH Four Piano Pieces
BARTOK Sonata 1926