Date at the Maestranza
February, 4:30 p.m.
- Duration: 70 min
- Hall: Main Auditorium
The Sokolov experience
There are excellent masters of the keyboard. There are prodigious virtuosos of the piano. There are exciting concert performers. And then, there is…Grigory Sokolov.
Charismatic. Colossal. Magnetic. Growing up in front of the piano, Russian Grigory Sokolov (Leningrad, 1950), who is the idol of pianist James Rhodes, amazed the jury of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966, winning First Prize at the age of sixteen. When, at the end of the 80s, the West finally discovered the treasure which had been hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the “Sokolov myth” was born in an instant.
Pianist of pianists, Sokolov only plays music he loves, always in person, rarely in the studio. And based on his prodigious technical precision, Sokolov extracts a spiritual dimension and an unparalleled sound in recitals which he plays with astounding devotion, generously extending the evening with half a dozen encores.
Whatever he plays, the “Sokolov experience” will, without doubt, be much more than an unforgettable experience.
Fotografía: Mary Slepkova - Deutsche Grammophon