Behzod Abduraimov, the young Uzbek pianist with the "fingers of fire", takes the stage at the Fondation Louis Vuitton for a challenging program of solo keyboard works by Wagner, Liszt, Schubert, and Prokofiev.
Since winning the 2009 London International Piano Competition, Behzod Abduraimov has experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the international classical music scene. Noted for his energetic presence and incredible rhythmic drive, in recent seasons he has performed with the world's leading orchestras and worked with celebrated conductors like Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vladimir Jurowski, and many more. His debut recital CD won the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte.
As part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's New Generation Recital Series, Abduraimov presents a program of fiery, rhythmic solo works sure to compliment his talents. He begins with Liszt's arrangement of Wagner's legendary Isolde's Liebestod before tackling Liszt's monumental Piano Sonata in B Minor S. 178. The second half opens with Schubert's meditative Moment musical Op. 94, No. 2 and Valse Caprice No. 6 (in its arrangement by Liszt), and climaxes with Prokofiev's dynamic and frenzied Sonata No. 6.
Photo: Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Verbier Festival 2010