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Tour Dates

10/24/2019Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Humlebak, Denmark
10/25/2019Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Humlebak, Denmark
10/27/2019Konserthuset / Stockholm, Sweden
11/04/2019Konzerthaus / Blaibach, Germany
11/06/2019Meistersingerhalle / Nuremberg, Germany
11/08/2019Hochschule fur Musik Wurzburg / Wurzburg, Germany
11/10/2019Festspielhaus / Baden-Baden, Germany
11/12/2019Alte Oper Frankfurt / Frankfurt, Germany
11/19/2019Halle aux Grains / Toulouse, France
11/21/2019Maison de la Culture d'Amiens / Amiens, France
11/23/2019Opera National / Bordeaux, France
11/25/2019Theatre des Champs-Elysees / Paris, France
11/27/2019Konzerthaus / Dortmund, Germany
12/01/2019Philharmonic Hall / Warsaw, Poland
12/03/2019Musikverein fur Steiermark / Graz, Austria
12/05/2019Konzerthaus / Vienna, Austria
12/07/2019Philharmonie / Luxembourg, Luxembourg
12/16/2019LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura / Lugano, Switzerland
02/18/2020Palau de la Musica Catalana / Barcelona, Spain
02/20/2020Palau de la Musica / Valencia, Spain
02/22/2020Auditorio / Murcia, Spain
03/03/2020Universitat / Tubingen, Germany
03/05/2020Liederhalle / Stuttgart, Germany
03/07/2020Aula der Universit?t/Audimax / Regensburg, Germany
03/09/2020Philarhmonie / Berlin, Germany
03/13/2020Muziekgebouw Frits Philips / Eindhoven, Netherlands
03/15/2020Concertgebouw / Amsterdam, Netherlands
03/17/2020Oosterpoort / Groningen, Netherlands
03/19/2020Stadstheater / Arnhem, Netherlands
03/20/2020Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Rome, Italy
03/21/2020Tonhalle Maag / Zurich, Switzerland
03/23/2020Musical Theatre / Basel, Switzerland
04/02/2020Palais des Beaux-Arts / Brussels, Belgium
04/06/2020Philharmonie / Cologne, Germany
04/20/2020Tonhalle / D?sseldorf, Germany
04/25/2020Glocke / Bremen, Germany
04/26/2020NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen / Hanover, Germany
04/28/2020Laeiszhalle / Hamburg, Germany
05/03/2020Mupa / Budapest, Hungary
05/06/2020Cankarjev Dom / Ljubljana, Slovenia
05/11/2020Teatro Carlos Felice / Genova, Italy
05/16/2020Herkulessaal / Munich, Germany
05/18/2020Gulbenkian / Lisbon, Portugal

Grigory Sokolov: Bio

Grigory Sokolov is considered one of the world's greatest living pianists. He amazes both public and critics alike; by using little pedal, and thus superior finger-work, he draws from the concert grand an immense variety of sounds; he has an unlimited palette of colours, a spontaneous imagination and a magical control of line. His interpretations are poetic and highly individual and he has an unbelievably wide repertoire ranging from the 12th century music of Perotinus through to 20th century composers.

Born in Leningrad, he began music studies when he was five years old and at the age of sixteen he embarked upon a great international career, having been awarded the First Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Grigory Sokolov is a regular guest of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals of Europe. He has worked with orchestras including the London Philharmonia, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Montreal Symphony, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonics, and has worked with many of the world's most prominent conductors including Myung-Whung Chung, Valery Gergiev, Herbert Blomstedt, Neeme Järvi, Sakari Oramo, Trevor Pinnock, Andrew Litton, Walter Weller and Moshe Atzmon…

1 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3 - I. Allegro con brio  
2 II. Adagio  
3 III. Scherzo. Allegro  
4 IV. Allegro assai  
5 Beethoven: 11 Bagatelles, Op. 119 - I. Allegretto  
6 II. Andante con moto  
7 III. a l'Allemande  
8 IV. Andante cantabile  
9 V. Risoluto  
10 VI. Andante - Allegretto leggiermente  
11 VII. Allegro ma non troppo  
12 VIII. Moderato cantabile  
13 IX. Vivace moderato  
14 X. Allegramente  
15 XI. Andante, ma non troppo  
16 Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118 - I. Intermezzo  
17 II. Intermezzo. Andante teneramente  
18 III. Ballade. Allegro energico  
19 IV. Intermezzo. Allegretto  
20 V. Romance. Andante - Allegretto grazioso  
21 VI. Intermezzo. Andante, largo e mesto  
22 Brahms: 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119 - I. Intermezzo. Adagio  
23 II. Intermezzo. Andantino un poco agitato  
24 III. Intermezzo. Grazioso e giocoso  
25 IV. Rhapsody. Allegro risoluto  
26 Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935 - No. 2 in A Flat Major: Allegretto  
27 Rameau: Suite in G Major, RCT 6 - XIV. Les Sauvages  
28 Brahms: Intermezzi, Op. 117 - II. Andante  
29 Rameau: Suite in E Minor, RCT 2 - V. Le Rappel des oiseaux  
30 Rachmaninov: 13 Preludes, Op. 32 - No. 12 in G Sharp Minor: Allegro  
31 Schubert: Allegretto in C Minor, D. 915  
32 Debussy: Pr?ludes / Book 1, L. 117 ? VI  

Typically, one half of a Sokolov programme enters his concert repertoire in October, the other half in February. He takes no advice and brooks no discussion when planning it: his choices are directed simply by what he happens to find most interesting and suitable. The only way to find out how and why he compiled this programme of early and late Beethoven – the Sonata op. 2 no. 3 and the Bagatelles op. 119 – and two sets of late Brahms pieces is to listen to it. He is not going to reveal anything in words. Anyone familiar with his recitals, however, will know that no two performances of the same repertoire are ever quite alike.