Louis Demetrius Alvanis - piano recital
Saturday, 17 October 2015 from 19:30 to 21:15 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS - piano recital
ICS 2015-16 Season Opening Concert
This event is the inaugural concert on the new Steinway Model B piano at Rudolf Steiner House.
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 spans classical, romantic and contemporary styles including two contemporary works; Two Minds 4, homage by Gregers Brinch and Transitions by Jonathan FeBland
MOZART Sonata in B flat, K333
BEETHOVEN Sonata in C, Op.53, 'Waldstein'
CHOPIN Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20
CHOPIN Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31
BRINCH Two Minds 4, homage
Event Venue Map
Centre Block Front and Back
Centre Block Middle