Alexei Volodin piano
A fairy-tale programme from one of the finest virtuosos of the Russian piano school.
Medtner 12 Fairy Tales
Tchaïkovski Suite from Sleeping Beauty (arrangement by Mikhaïl Pletnev)
Endorsed by Valéry Gergiev, this winner of the Concours Géza Anda has forged a career for himself with great intelligence, prioritising musicality over flashy effects. He can produce feats of brilliance and will transform the unusual and fantastical 12 Fairy Tales by Medtner, the Suite to Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty arranged by Pletnev, and Balakirev’s highly challenging Islamey.