Alexei Volodin, piano

Alexei Volodin, piano

7th SJE Arts International Piano Series: Alexei Volodin

Thursday 27 February 2020, 7.30pm

 Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin pursues an international career and offers a diverse repertoire, ranging from Beethoven and Brahms through Tchaikovsky to Gershwin. He remains however a native of Russia, born in Leningrad and trained at Moscow Conservatoire, and tonight his programme is an entirely Russian one.

A fairy tale atmosphere pervades as Volodin opens with a selection from Nikolai Medtner’s 38 vivid piano miniatures, including Op.34 no.3 conjuring the not so benign wood goblin and Op.35 no.4, which references King Lear’s challenge to the elements. Prokofiev’s single movement 3rd Sonata follows, a short and energetic work that Prokofiev took from sketches dating back to his student years.

To bring the concert to a close, Alexei Volodin takes on Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata no.1. Less well known than the more flamboyant Sonata no.2, this is a colossus of a piece, demanding much of the pianist in terms of both subtlety and skill. Rachmaninov’s initial idea was to take Goethe’s Faust legend as the theme and although he abandoned the idea, traces remain in the many voices and powerful mood changes. It will be a rare treat to hear this under-performed work.

Alexei Volodin is an exclusive Steinway artist.

Tickets: £30, £26, £17; under 25s £10 reduction.

Season Passes are also available for all 7th SJE Arts Piano Series concerts. Click HERE for more details or to book.

Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval

Book Tickets

  • Thu 27 Feb 2020 7:30 PM £30.00/£26.00/£17.00

Book Tickets

  • Thu 27 February 7:30 PM

Medtner: Fairy Tales (selection)

Prokofiev: Sonata no. 3


Rachmaninov:  Sonata no. 1


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