The prize-winning British pianist Freddy Kempf makes a long-awaited return to Singapore with a piano recital at Esplanade Concert Hall on Wednesday 1 August 2018. Kempf was brought to world attention at the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, when he was awarded the 3rd Prize.
In a cause celebré rivalling Ivo Pogorelich's at the 1980 Chopin Competition, the Russian audience and many critics had been scandalised as they felt he was denied the rightful gold medal. His subsequent career has been nothing less than meteoric with international performances and highly rated CD recordings on the BIS label.
His recital on 1 August is unusual as it comprises wholly of concert etudes, a reminder of his prodigious technique displayed at his 2001 Singapore debut when he performed four of Liszt's Transcendental Etudes at the Singapore International Piano Festival.
KAPUSTIN Concert Études, Op.40 Nos.1,7 & 8
CHOPIN 12 Études, Op.10
RACHMANINOV 9 Études-tableaux, Op.39
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 at 7.30 pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
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Freddy Kempf Live in Singapore is presented as part of the Aureus Great Artists Series.