Music Network Presents ALEXEJ GORLATCH, On Tour 25 November – 3 December
20 October 2011
"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
"This remarkably talented pianist… played with finesse and maturity." The New York Times
Music Network is delighted to present Ukrainian ‘wunderpianist’ Alexej Gorlatch, winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition in 2009 on tour from 25th November – 3rd December. His velvet-like quality of touch, expressive playing, and effortless mastery of the keyboard will be demonstrated in a programme featuring works by Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms and Bill Whelan. Catch this rising star in an intimate venue while you still can. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information is available from www.musicnetwork.ie or (01) 671 9429.
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!
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.