Friday 17 February

Sala Teatro

Arkadij Volodos', piano

Robert Schumann
Davidsbündlertänze, eighteen character pieces for piano op. 6

Alexander Scriabin
Selection of Preludes and Sonatas

“His technique is stupendous but never at the expense of musical quality. His sonority can be as delicate as it is thunderous and full-blooded. His accuracy and taste are impeccable so that instead of celebrating something self-serving or rip-roaring, you find yourself conscious of higher virtues, of rhythm that can be magically free or held in a vice-like grip, as well as an unequalled fluency and aplomb.” Those are Gramophone's words regarding Arcadi Volodos.

Pianist Arkadij Volodos' is a master of musical colouring. His international career has led him to collaborate with the world's leading conductors, including Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Semyon Bychkov. However, Volodos has always reserved a special place for solo piano recitals. And with his sensitivity, he has delved into the work of composers capable of depicting the emotions of the human soul, from early Romanticism – particularly Schumann and Schubert – to Brahms, Beethoven, Scriabin and Rachmaninov.