If Annecy Classic Festival is well-known for its famous headlines, its Piano Night (Nuit du piano) is also a highly expected event of the festival. Inaugurated in 1980 by Eliane Richepin, it is now a traditional concert during which four young and promising pianists perform a 45-minutes recital at the Imperial Palace in Annecy.
This year, Annecy Classic Festival hosts Sunwook Kim, Sanja Bizjak, David Kadouch and Yulianna Avdeeva. All four have been rewarded with prizes at the world's most prestigious competitions, and they are most certainly the future stars of the piano!
As a prelude to this piano night, medici.tv also broadcasts a performance by a 10-year old piano prodigee: Varvara Kutuzova.
Pictures, from left to right: Sanja Bizjak © Jan Eytan /DiscAuvers, David Kadouch © Caroline Doutre, Yulianna Avdeeva © Harald Hoffmann, Sunwook Kim © Tae-Uk Kang
2012 Verbier Festival
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Dorati