International Piano Series: Christian Blackshaw

See Christian Blackshaw in a concert of works by Schumann and Schubert
This listing is in the past.
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856), Kinderszenen, Op.15
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828), Piano Sonata no. 20 in A major, D.959
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856), Etudes Symphoniques, Op.13 (with Op.posth. variations)
Christian Blackshaw, Piano
Rarely heard in concert for well over a decade, British pianist Christian Blackshaw - 'a musician's musician' (Pianist Magazine) - returns to the International Piano Series.

His recital opens with Schumann's exquisite depictions of childhood memories. It continues with Schubert's penultimate sonata, the A major D959, in which Romantic expansiveness contrasts with moments of profound introspection.

Finally there is Schumann's Etudes Symphoniques, an extended set of virtuoso variations involving a magnificent journey of character and contrast.

'His performances reveal all the old virtues - elegance, inwardness, delicacy of touch, poetry of feeling' (The Financial Times).

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX