Alexej Gorlatch, piano

Alexej Gorlatch, piano

On tour 25 November - 2 December 2011 Alexej Gorlatch, piano

Tour Dates

25 Nov Pavilion Theatre
26 Nov Triskel Christchurch
27 Nov Intermediate School
29 Nov Church of Ireland
30 Nov Aula Maxima, NUIG
1 Dec Linenhall Arts Centre
2 Dec Regional Cultural Centre
3 Dec St. George's Hall, Dublin Castle

By any standards, the young Ukrainian pianist Alexej Gorlatch is something of a phenomenon. Entering the University of Arts in Berlin at the age of twelve, within a decade he had a trophy cabinet jam-packed with awards, including First Prize at the prestigious Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, First Prize at the Dublin International Piano competition and Silver Medal at the Leeds Piano competition, in a performance described by The Guardian as ‘immaculate in its poetry and aggression’.

A prize-winning technique is one thing, but Gorlatch has poise, power and passion in equal measure, entrancing audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Salle Cortot in Paris with his relaxed stage manner, singing lines and soulful performances. Add to this an exceptional repertoire spanning everything from Mozart to Britten, and you have the all the ingredients of a terrific solo concert. Prepare to be spellbound!

Programme?*

Beethoven Sonata op. 2 no.1 in F minor

Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie op.61

Bill Whelan The Currach

Brahms 4 Ballades op.10

Chopin Mazurkas op.68 no.s 1 & 2

Chopin Scherzo op.31 in B flat minor

 

* Please note different programme for Galway Concert:
Beethoven Sonata op. 2, no.1 in F minor, Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie op.61, Bill Whelan The Currach, Chopin 4 Mazurkas op.67, 4 Mazurkas op.68, Scherzo op.31 in B flat minor.

25 Nov Pavilion Theatre
Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
8pm 01 2312929 / www.paviliontheatre.ie Pavilion Theatre
26 Nov Triskel Christchurch
South Main Street, Cork
8pm 021 4272022 Triskel Arts Centre
27 Nov Intermediate School
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
8pm 066 9761246 Killorglin Arts Festival
29 Nov Church of Ireland
Clifden, Co. Galway
8pm 095 21644 Clifden Arts Society
30 Nov Aula Maxima, NUIG
Galway
8pm 091 705962 / www.tht.ie Music for Galway
1 Dec Linenhall Arts Centre
Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
8pm 094 9023733 Linenhall Arts Centre
2 Dec Regional Cultural Centre
Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
8pm 074 9129186 Regional Cultural Centre
3 Dec St. George's Hall, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
8pm 01 6719429 / www.musicnetwork.ie Music Network

Chopin Etude 10/4


"This remarkably talented pianist… played with finesse and maturity."

- The New York Times

"Awe-inspiringly confident and assured… with a perfection which apparently effortlessly sets him apart from everyone else... Alexej Gorlatch is one of those players who can take you into areas that others just can’t reach. "

- Michael Dervan, Irish Times