For the first time a world-renowned pianist Paul Lewis (Great Britain) will have a solo concert in Ukraine. On the 10th of April he will perform in the Grand Hall of Kharkiv Philharmonic. His concert will be held as part of the KharkivMusicFest festival, which in 2020 is dedicated to 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.
Paul Lewis is considered one of the distinguished musicians of his generation. His performance of 32 sonatas by Beethoven has been highly praised by the critics: “There are many prized recordings of the Beethoven sonatas from past masters and current artists. But if I had to recommend a single complete set, I would suggest Mr. Lewis’ distinguished recordings.” (Anthony Tommasini, New York TImes). Among his other numerous awards — Instrumentalist of the Year by Royal Philharmonic Society, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, etc.
He is one of the most popular and actively touring pianists worldwide. He performs as a soloist with the most prominent orchestras in the world, such as philharmonic orchestras of Berlin, Boston, London, New York, Los Angeles, as well as symphonic orchestras of Chicago, London, Leipzig, etc. Paul Lewis is also a frequent guest of the most prestigious music festivals, including BBC Proms, Lucerne and Salzburg festivals, Schubertiade, among many others.
He frequently gives solo concerts at world-renowned venues, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Festival Hall in London, Vienna Philharmonic and Konzerthaus. Prior to his concert in Kharkiv, Paul Lewis will give solo performances in Lugano (Switzerland) and Bilbao (Spain).
The programme for the solo concert includes following fortepiano masterpieces: compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonata 13 ‘Quasi una fantasia’, Op. 27, No. 1 , Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77 and Sonata 14 ‘Moonlight’ in C sharp minor Op. 27, No. 2) and Franz Schubert (Sonata No. 18, G major, D. 894).