MIKHAÏL PLETNEV

Day XII: medici.tv

27 July 2020 19:00

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Discover the programme of the Virtual Verbier Festival on medici.tv—partner of the Festival since 2007: 18 virtual days in the Swiss Alps with your favourite artists from July 16 to August 2.

The son of two musicians, Mikhail Pletnev excelled as a pianist from a very young age and won First Prize at the VI International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978. His transcriptions of works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Shchedrin met with international acclaim and a 2003 Grammy Award for a Prokofiev duo with Verbier favourite Martha Argerich. In addition to his pianistic gifts, Pletnev is also a renowned conductor; he has excelled in both roles over the years at Verbier, collaborating with esteemed artists like Janine Jansen and Gábor Takács-Nagy. He is known as a pianist of extraordinary clarity and artistry, with a playing style “born of a prodigious virtuosity of imagination outrageous in its beauty” (The Times)—one which is always on full display at the Verbier Festival!
HOSTS

CHARLOTTE GARDNER
music critic & journalist

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
Head of Artistic Planning, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

WHAT TO EXPECT EACH FESTIVAL DAY

Hour 1
Exclusive newly recorded performances by each day’s featured artist(s) as well as interviews, stories and documentaries—old and new.

Hours 2–4
Favourite and previously unreleased footage of extraordinary Verbier Festival performances by each day’s featured artist.

Hour 5
The Verbier Festival Academy programmes take the spotlight
: interviews, masterclasses and rehearsal footage featuring each day’s featured artists.