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August 23, 2019

Jan Lisiecki piano

Dzintari Concert Hall / Small Hall
19:00 Friday

Concert programme:
Johann Sebastian BACH Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother in B-flat major, BWV 992
Robert SCHUMAN 4 Nachtstücke op. 23
Maurice RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit
Sergei RACHMANINOFF Cinq Morceaux de fantaisie op. 3
Frédéric CHOPIN Nocturne no. 1 in E minor op. 72
Frédéric CHOPIN  Scherzo no. 1 in B Minor op. 20

The third weekend of the RĪGA JŪRMALA Music Festival will be opened by pianist Jan Lisiecki, who was named by the Gramophone magazine as the 2013 Young Artist of the Year. Music critics have called him a “child prodigy”, later “genius” and “the modern Mozart”. The musician himself perceived this as an unnecessary burden on such a young artist, creating needless, even harmful psychological pressure. But his achievements outperform even the press’ adulation – unmatched, individually bright interpretations, and a personal charisma which has opened the doors to almost all of the world’s major concert halls.