Simon Ghraichy piano
This performer, with his leading man good looks, is brimming with talent and virtuosity.
With the participâtion of Chilly Gonzales, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, Rana Gorgani and Salim Rzin
Schumann Humoreske op. 20
Etude in Variation Form on a Theme of Beethoven' s Allegretto from Symphony No. 7
Szymański Two Etudes for piano
Alkan La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer
Wagner-Liszt Tannhauser, Romance à l’étoile
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi Huge
Gonzales Robert on the bridge (creation on «interior voice»)
Balakirev Islamey, Oriental Fantaisy op. 18
Approximate running time
1st part: 40mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 45mn
As a performer, Simon Ghraichy is an artist brimming with talent, personality and sensitivity, equally at home with major repertoire or the most unusual pieces. Like the long dark locks brushing his face as he plays, his unique style and charm strike an unusual chord on the classical music scene. This Frenchman with a Mexican mother and Lebanese father exudes a distinctive, fresh multicultural aura. A Deutsche Grammophon recording artist with a fervent following worldwide, as a soloist or in recital he exudes the same air of genuineness onstage and in the studio. This evening’s recital programme strays off the beaten track on the trail of the Humoreske, the first work in a fine musical adventure packed with surprises and thrills.
Production Grandes Scènes Musicalta