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Christian Blackshaw, Piano

  • New Walk Muesum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk Leicester LE1 6TP United Kingdom (map)


Mozart: Sonata in B flat major K570
Schubert: Moments Musicaux D780
Liszt: Two pieces from Années de Pèlerinage Book 1 ('Suisse')
i. Les Cloches de Genève
ii. Vallée d'Obermann
Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor Op, posth
Scherzo no. 4 in E major Op. 54

Christian Blackshaw

A deeply passionate and sensitive performer, Christian Blackshaw is celebrated for the incomparable musicianship of his performances. His playing combines tremendous emotional depth with great understanding and, in the words of one London critic, 'sheer musicality and humanity'. His hugely acclaimed Wigmore Hall Mozart sonata series has subsequently been issued by Wigmore Hall Live as a double CD cycle.

Critics have been unanimous in their praise, describing the 'landmark' recording as 'captivating' and 'magical'.

Christian Blackshaw's recordings of Mozart have already secured him a place in history.

Damian Thompson, The Spectator

Simple they might seem on their surface, but Mozart's piano sonatas make demands of poise, control and human insight unlike any other body of work. Christian Blackshaw gives beautifully shaped, sparkling, aching accounts... every little turn full of import.

Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times

Earlier Event: May 16
Ronan O'Hora, Piano
Later Event: September 6
Pre-Festival event: Festival Film