Grigory Sokolov | Piano
A few words about Grigory Sokolov
Grigory Sokolov is considered one of the worlds greatest living pianists. He amazes both public and critics alike; by using little pedal, and thus superior finger-work, he draws from the concert grand an immense variety of sounds; he has an unlimited palette of colours, a spontaneous imagination and a magical control of line. His interpretations are poetic and highly individual and he has an unbelievably wide repertoire ranging from the 12th century music of Perotinus through to 20th century composers.
Born in Leningrad, he began music studies when he was five years old and at the age of sixteen he embarked upon a great international career, having been awarded the First Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Grigory Sokolov is a regular guest of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals of Europe. He has worked with orchestras including the London Philharmonia, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Montreal Symphony, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonics, and has worked with many of the worlds most prominent conductors including Myung-Whung Chung, Valery Gergiev, Herbert Blomstedt, Neeme Järvi, Sakari Oramo, Trevor Pinnock, Andrew Litton, Walter Weller and Moshe Atzmon.
A few years ago Sokolov decided to dedicate his entire concert activity to solo recitals and he is one of the few pianists to be a regular guest of the major European halls each year.
In the 2012-13 season audiences will be able to listen to him at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Zurich Tonhalle, Warsaw Filarmonia, Madrid Auditorium National, Milan Conservatory, Rome Santa Cecilia, Venice La Fenice as well as in Munich, Hamburg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lisbon, Luxemburg, at the Klavier Festival Ruhr, at the Festival de Colmar and at the Festival de La Roque dAnthéron.