Five pianists appearing at 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 15 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Five pianists appearing at 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

Andreas Haefliger, Lars Vogt, Mitsuko Uchida, Nikolai Lugansky and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Mitsuko Uchida
Bach, Schoenberg and Schumann are on the agenda for this ‘poet of the piano’.
Usher Hall, 13 Aug.

Lars Vogt
With Ian Bostridge on tenor duty, Germany’s Vogt plays Ives, Brahms and Schumann as the pair explore love and nostalgia.
Usher Hall, 22 Aug.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
The French keyboard master gives us some Debussy, Ligeti and Stockhausen.
The Hub, 18, 21 Aug; Queen’s Hall, 23 Aug.

Nikolai Lugansky
This talented son of Moscow delivers a recital heavy on Rachmaninov with a delicate touch of Liszt and Janácek thrown in for excellent measure.
Queen’s Hall, 15 Aug.

Andreas Haefliger
Find out just why this Swiss player has been afforded such acclaim as he takes on sonatas by Schubert and Beethoven.
Queen’s Hall, 17 Aug.

Mitsuko Uchida

  • 4 stars

A poet of the piano, Mitsuko Uchida is famed for playing that matches elegance and poise with mercurial excitement. Her Festival recital combines gentle lyricism and explosive virtuosity. To begin, she contrasts two luminous Preludes and Fugues from the second book of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier with Schoenberg’s…

Nikolai Lugansky

Moscow-born pianist Nikolai Lugansky has been praised for both the reflective poetry and the blazing virtuosity of his commanding performances, and he explores both of these qualities in his wideranging recital. Admired as one of the world’s foremost Rachmaninov interpreters, Lugansky tackles a selection of the composer’s…

Andreas Haefliger

Two titans of the piano repertoire are performed by the formidable Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger, whose combination of luxuriant richness and steely control in his impeccable playing have earnt him worldwide acclaim. Although his earlier works had been conceived for the wooden fortepiano, Beethoven needed the modern…

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Marco Stroppa

As a prelude to his Queen’s Hall recital on 23 August, renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes up residence in The Hub for two late-night concerts celebrating the intoxicating new sound worlds that cutting-edge technology has brought to piano music. Italian composer Marco Stroppa’s dramatic Traiettoria…

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Marco Stroppa, Samuel Favre

A vibrant depiction of the natural world and a pioneering work of electronics meet in pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s second latenight …recital. Aimard has been widely praised for his visionary performances of Messiaen’s radiant piano music. Tonight he evokes the birds, animals, flowers and landscape of the remarkable La…

Ian Bostridge Tenor Lars Vogt Piano

Quite simply one of the world’s most respected and admired tenors, Ian Bostridge is famed for the delicate expression and powerful characterisation of his elegant yet probing performances. He is joined by the esteemed German pianist Lars Vogt, well known as an international concert soloist but also a highly renowned…

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Blending sensuality with a searching intellectual rigour, French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard has swiftly established himself as one of the world’s truly great keyboard players, especially prized for his rich, penetrating performances of 20th-century music. Following his two late-night concerts in The Hub, in this…