Exquisite Chopin magic with Alexander Gadjiev
Pure Chopin concerts have become rare these days. Alexander Gadjiev, winner of 2nd prize at the 2021 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, performed an all-Chopin programme in two concerts in Polling on 12 January and in Munich on 13 January. The Süddeutsche Zeitung critic praised the young Italian-Slovenian pianist with Russian roots for striking in Munich Chopins "perfect balance between poetic delicacies and profound passion". "Only in the more turbulent middle sections of Chopin's three-part architecture of the pieces does he unleash some drama, particularly impressively in the C minor Nocturne from opus 48." The highlight was the twelve preludes from op. 28: "Gadjiev listens to them carefully and gives them a status beyond all fiction." Read the full article here.