KEVIN KENNER, the pianist who charmed the Vilnius’ audience with his interpretations, is coming back to Lithuania!
“One of the greatest American pianists of all time.” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune)
"The best performance of all four Chopin ballades ever heard in a concert hall." (Adrian Jack, The Independent)
"Grace, subtle variety and strength combined with a masterful understanding of structure and proportion. This is mature music at its best!” (The Financial Times)
Winner of such prestigious competitions as F. Chopin, P. Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn and Gina Bachauer, pianist Kevin Kenner performs as a soloist with the highest level orchestras - BBC Symphony Orchestra, German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgian National orchestra, NHK Japan Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and collaborates with famous conductors - Sir Charles Groves, Andrew Davis, Hans Vonk, Jiří Bělohlávek, Jahja Ling, Jacek Kaspszyk, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Antoni Wit, Jerzy Maksymiuk and others. In the program of the M. K. Čiurlionis International Music Festival, K. Kenner will perform virtuoso works of the most outstanding Romantic pianists - Ferenc Liszt's "Years of Wanderings" and Frederic Chopin's Sonata No. 2. Taking into account the difficult current political situation and wanting to pay tribute to the Ukrainian culture, K. Kenner included the piano miniatures of the famous Ukrainian composer Boris Liatoshinsky in the program.
More information about the artist - www.kevinkenner.com
P R O G R A M:
Ferenc Liszt (1811–1886)
"Years of Wanderings: Switzerland" (Années de pèlerinage: Suisse):
"Chapelle de Guillaume Tell"
"Au lac de Wallenstadt"
"Pastoral" / "Pastoral"
"At the source" / "Au bord d'une source"
"Storm" / "Orage"
"Vallée d'Obermann" / "Vallée d'Obermann"
"Eglogue" / "Eglogue"
"Homesick" / "Le mal du pays" (Version 1 - "Album d'un voyageur")
"The Bells of Geneva" / "Les cloches de Genève" (Version 1 - "Album d'un voyageur")
Boris Liatoshinsky (1895–1968)
Prelude op. 38, no. 1
Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849)
Sonata no. 2 in B minor, Op. 35:
Grave - Doppio movimento
Marche funèbre: Lento