Wigmore Hall presents

Bartók, Debussy, Liszt and Ravel

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Dmitry Shishkin, piano

In this program Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is joined by the young Russian pianist who won the Geneva International Music Competition in 2019 and second prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition the following year; their joint program places Debussy in the midst of his musical milieu, with works written or transcribed for two pianos.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

“He makes you listen to music as if you are discovering it Eureka!-style: yes, that’s what the composer must have meant.” – Financial Times

Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François- Xavier Roth, Nicholas Collon, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sir Andrew Davis amongst others.

Dmitry Shishkin

“Dmitry is a serious and dedicated pianist: high professionalism combined with natural musical subtlety and artistry.” – Evgeny Kissin

Dmitry Shishkin is a critically acclaimed Russian pianist who has been highlighted for both his creative and individual approach to music, as well as his brilliant piano skills by the international press. “In his playing we can hear both excellence and playfulness.” He was awarded a silver medal in June 2019 at the prestigious 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition and won the first place prize in November 2018 at the 73rd Geneva International Music Competition where he performed with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Dmitry demonstrated an exceptional talent for the piano at a very young age. He performed his first recital at the age of three and orchestra concert at the age of six.  He then entered the prestigious Gnessin Moscow School of Music for gifted children (class of Mikhail Khokhlov) at the age of nine and then attended the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Eliso Virsaladze). He has also studied in Sicily at the “Vincenzo Bellini” State Conservatory in Catania with Epifanio Comis, and in Hannover at Musikhochschule with Arie Vardi.

Béla Bartók (1881-1945) 2 Pictures Op. 10 (transcribed by Zoltán Kocsis)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Concerto pathétique S258
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Nocturnes (transcribed by Maurice Ravel/Zoltán Kocsis)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) La valse (version for 2 pianos)

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Live stream starts at 2:30pm EST
The video will be available on demand for 30 days after the date of the broadcast.

To enjoy this concert visit: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

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