For the June 27 recital at the Seoul Arts Center, the Russian pianist will perform Beethoven’s Rondo in C Major, Piano Sonata No. 23 “Appassionata” and a series of compositions written by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
|Pianist Mikhail Pletnev (Kawai Germany)|
Pletnev, 62, is a multi-faceted musician, who is a pianist, conductor, composer and also a cultural figure.
The winner of the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Pletnev attended the Moscow Conservatory as a teenager. He founded the Russian National Orchestra in 1990, the first independent orchestra in the country.
The world-renowned pianist has released 31 recordings under classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. He earned a 2005 Grammy Award for an arrangement of Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” along with pianist Martha Argerich.
By Im Eun-byel (email@example.com)