Tchaikovsky’s Celebrated Piano Concerto

On the heels of his resounding success in Montreal last November, pianist Alexei Volodin returns to the OSM and Kent Nagano. Regarded as one of the outstanding pianists of his generation, Volodin this time brings his masterful technique and musical refinement to a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto no. 1. One of the most beloved works in the piano repertoire, the concerto had to be staunchly defended by the Russian composer who, when challenged to revise it, pledged, “I shall not change a single note!”

Fauré, Pavane, op.50 (8 min.)
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 (38 min.)

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor
Alexei Volodin, piano
Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in constant demand by several world-class orchestras. For the 2018–2019 season, Volodin is scheduled to perform once again with the OSM, NCPA Orchestra in Beijing, and BBC and Bournemouth symphony orchestras, and will be giving debut performances with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. An active chamber musician, he enjoys a long-standing collaboration with the Borodin Quartet, with which he performs regularly. Volodin’s latest recording of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 4, conducted by Valery Gergiev, was released on the Mariinsky label. Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Alexei Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy and later with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Conservatory. In 2001, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como and went on to garner international recognition following his first place standing at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zürich in 2003. Alexei Volodin is a Distinguished Steinway Artist.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 7:40pm

For information and tickets:  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112

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For the seventh year running, the OSM Classical Spree will contribute to the effervescence of summer in Montreal. With more than 30 colourful and affordable concerts, between 45 and 60 minutes, and an assortment of free activities, this musical celebration will make the heart of the city beat a little faster. The Classical Spree is proud to represent classical music as one of Montreal’s many vibrant festivals. For the complete list of concerts and activities visit: