Saturday 23 September • 08:00pm

Jacobins Cloister

BARTOK

  • Allegro barbaro, Sz.49

BRAHMS

  • Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, op.2
  • Rhapsody in B minor No. 1, op.79

BARTOK

  • Rhapsody op.1

LISZT

  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor

Alexandre KANTOROW

The young pianist gave his first professional concerts at a very early age. At just 16 years old he was invited by the Sinfonia Varsovia to play at «Les folles journées» de Nantes and Warsaw. Since then he has played with many orchestras, such as the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra with Augustin Dumay, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the ONPL, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liege, and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra.

In 2015 Alexandre appeared in the opening season at the new Philharmonic Hall in Paris with the Pasdeloup Orchestra, who have invited him back to play with them again at the Salle Gaveau.

In April 2016 Alexandre gave a very successful recital of Russian music at the Vuitton Foundation, where he will be returning in 2017.

This summer he had the opportunity to indulge his love of chamber music, when he was invited to play with the Talich quartet and with Roland Pidoux.

Forthcoming projects include a recording of Saint-Saens concertos for the BIS label.

Alexandre also has numerous concerts lined up in Finland, South America, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.

Soon to be released is a CD of Russian music, also recorded for BIS.

Since 2015 Alexandre has been a laureate of the Safran Foundation.