Our 2023 concert season opens with multiple award-winning pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze and we are honoured to bring him to Lancaster’s Priory for the first concert of his UK tour.
He came to international attention in 2018 on winning the triennial Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada—the largest piano prize in the world. Among the most critically acclaimed musicians of his generation, Namoradze was bestowed the 2020 & 2021 Young Pianist Award by the UK Critics’ Circle.
One of life’s most regular rituals is the celebration of the day of our birth—a yearly rite that honours our coming into this world, marking the passing of time and punctuating the rhythm of our lives. This recital is centered around the work of two composers with significant anniversaries in 2023: Rachmaninoff’s 150th and Ligeti’s 100th. To complete the program, the recital opens with a suite by Bach, a composer whose work is often synonymous with timeless universality, and concludes with Schubert’s final piano sonata, a meditation on life and death.
French Suite Nr. 1
Symphony Nr. 2 op. 27
Sonata in B flat D.960
“Astonishing...with so many talents and interests it is impossible to predict what this young man will go on to do: all we can be sure of is that it will be both original and unexpected.”
International Piano 2022 on Namoradze’s Wigmore Hall debut
Duration: 90 mins, including interval