Honens Prize Laureate
MAY 5, 2016 | 1:30PM
Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park
Following his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Telegraph gave Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov a rare five-star review and called his recital one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while. Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012, Kolesnikov has been winning hearts around the world. BBC Music Magazine praised the tremendous clarity, unfailing musicality and considerable beauty of his playing and The Sunday Times described his recent all-Tchaikovsky disc as having affection and élan.
Significant recital and festival appearances resulting from the Honens Prize have taken Mr. Kolesnikov to the world’s most prestigious concert halls and he has been named one of BBC Radio 3ʼs New Generation Artists for 2014 to 2016, a program that provides opportunities to develop live and recorded performances, including broadcasts with the BBC orchestras.
“a poet of the keyboard, deeply sensitive and opting for an understated simplicity”
– The Guardian
CPE Bach: Keyboard Sonata in A Major WQ 55/4
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.10 in G major op.14 no.2
Chopin: Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54
Debussy: Preludes: Book I, nos. 1-12