Camerata Musica Cambridge – Master Pianists: Arcadi Volodos
Tuesday 5th March 2019 | 7:30pm
Venue: West Road Concert Hall
Born in St Petersburg in 1972, Arcadi Volodos is amongst the most sought-after pianists of our day. Since making his New York debut in 1996, Volodos has performed throughout the world in recital and with the most eminent orchestras and conductors. Since his Gramophone Award-winning debut recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall, released by Sony Classical in 1999, Arcadi Volodos has recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums. These include revelatory interpretations of Schubert sonatas and Rachmaninov solo pieces, and live performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, conducted by James Levine, and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, conducted by Seiji Ozawa. His Vienna Musikverein recital from 2010 was released on CD and DVD to rapturous international critical acclaim. Volodos Plays Brahms, released in April 2017 – an album of thirteen piano pieces by Johannes Brahms, including Opus 117 and 118 and a selection of Op. 76 – was immediately considered a landmark on the music scene, and has since been awarded the Edison Classical Award and the Diapason d’Or.
He has worked with, among others, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the New York Philharmonic and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, collaborating with conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, , Paavo Järvi, Christoph Eschenbach, Semyon Bychkov and Riccardo Chailly.
Piano recitals have played a central role in Volodos’s artistic life since he began his career. His repertoire includes major works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Ravel together with less often performed pieces by Mompou and de Falla. Volodos is a regular guest of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe and appears regularly in Berlin, Vienna, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Zurich, Brussels, Munich as well as at the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Festival La Roque d’Anthéron and the Salzburg Festival.
Schubert Moments musicaux, D. 780
Schubert Sonata in F minor, D. 625
Rachmaninov Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Rachmaninov Prelude in F-sharp minor, Op. 23, No. 1
Rachmaninov-Volodos Mélodie, Op. 21, No. 7
Rachmaninov Étude-tableau in E-flat minor, Op. 39, No. 5
Rachmaninov-Volodos Andante from the Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
Scriabin Mazurka, Op. 25, No. 3
Scriabin Fragilité, Op. 51, No. 1
Scriabin Flammes sombres, Op. 73, No. 2
Scriabin Poème, Op. 71, No. 2
Scriabin Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Ticket and Booking Information
£35 (£30), £25 (£20), £15 (£10), Students £10 (£5 balcony)
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