Roman Rabinovich's homage to Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown, in the pianist's International Piano Series debut.
He writes, 'It features the music of two composers associated with Spain, the Baroque master Zipoli and Picasso's Spanish contemporary Granados.'
'Through Debussy's tribute to Spain with La soirée dans Grenade and the sombre blues from Gershwin's Preludes, I conclude with works by Satie and Stravinsky, whom Picasso encountered through Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and my own composition which explores the world of a clown, a central theme in the Rose period.'
Praised by The New York Times for his 'uncommon sensitivity and feeling', Roman Rabinovich won the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.
He has since performed throughout Europe and the USA. Rabinovich is also a composer and visual artist, which is reflected in his imaginative, highly personal programme.
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Date: 11 Feb Time: 19:30