Tour with legendary pianist, conductor and composer Mikhail Pletnev
At the end of November Kremerata Baltica will once again be joined by the legendary Russian pianist, conductor and composer Mikhail Pletnev to go on a tour in Europe.
As a very all round musician Pletnev has very technical skills, that combined with how remarkably emotional and genius his interpretations are, provoke the listener both instinctively and intellectually. He amazes audiences in concert halls around the world.
His career began at the age of 21, when he won the Gold Medal and First Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition (1978). This very first and probably also the most important step in his career brought him worldwide recognition.
Pletnev’s recordings have earned numerous prizes and nominations. Among them Gramophone Award (1996) for album Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas (Virgin/EMI), Grammy Award (2005) for an album of Prokofiev’s Cinderella for two pianos in his own arrangement, and others.
No wonder why already after the Gramophone Award in 1996 BBC Music Magazine referred to Pletnev’s performance as
“piano playing at its greatest… this performance alone would be enough to secure Pletnev a place among the greatest pianists ever known.”
As a conductor Mikhail Pletnev began his walk of fame in 1990, by forming the very first independent orchestra in the history of Russia. Later he gathered some of the best musicians of Russia a that time to form the Russian National Orchestra. Pletnev is still its artistic director and principal conductor. He has also been a guest at such world-renowned orchestras as London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and many more.
And now, Mikhail Pletnev joins Kremerata Baltica in a tour around Europe. With a diverse program including works by Tickmayer, Webern, Mahler, Bach and Haydn the artists will visit Vilnius (28.11), Paris (29.11) and Amiens (30.11).