Friday 22 September • 08:00pm

Jacobins Cloister


  • Papillons op.2


  • Klavierstücke op.76


  • Sonate en la majeur, D 959


Not only did he succeed in maintaining tension in between the movements, but this deeply considered performance, delivered with the keenest sense of the work’s expansive structure, comprises a masterly overview in which even the tiniest detail assumed its rightful place”. - THE GUARDIAN – Barbican – 2015

« Ampleur du son, moyens phénoménaux, mais une simplicité de l’expression qui va droit au cœur dans l’ultime Sonate D 60 de Schubert, ainsi que dans les Klavierstucke op 76 de Brahms à la mélancolie douce-amère. Un art […] aussi finement pensé qu’impeccablement réalisé ». - DIAPASON - La Roque d’Anthéron 2015

Born in St. Petersburg in 1972, Volodos first studied voice and conducting and did not begin serious training at the piano until 1987 at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and further in Moscow, in Paris and Madrid.

Following his New York debuts in 1996, Arcadi Volodos has been invited to perform throughout the world with many of the most eminent orchestras and conductors and regularly appears at the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Salzburg Festival where he has been invited to return every year since 2002.

After being Artist-in-residence in 2014/2015 at the Berlin Konzerthaus, he continued his collaborations with major orchestras and was invited twice in Salzbourg in 2015, during the Easter Festival with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Daniele Gatti then at the summer Festival for a recital.

The 2016/2017 season sees many recitals in prestigious European venues in Berlin, Zürich, Lugano, München Frankfurt, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Leipzig… He will play Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 with the SWR Symphonieorchester/ David Zinman, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona /Josep Pons, or the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Paavo Järvi. He will appear at the Philharmonie de Paris with Orchestre de Paris/ James Gaffigan for Brahms’ Concerto No. 2.

Since the release of his Live at Carnegie Hall debut album in 1998, Arcadi Volodos has recorded a series of much praised CD’s which were honored with numerous prizes. His solo album devoted to the Catalonian composer Federico Mompou won a Gramophone Award and the Echo-Preis and his new CD (Brahms solo pieces) is released in April 2017.