Reviews: Abduraimov in London and Brighton

Reviews of the recent London Philharmonic Orchestra concerts with Yan Pascal Tortelier and pianist Behzod Abduraimov.

Michael Church in the Independent (4 stars):

“Piano competitions don’t always throw up outright stars, but in 19-year-old Bezhod Abduraimov the London International Piano Competition most certainly has. This return to the hall where he first electrified a London audience was just as astonishing, and in the intervening year he has gained hugely in technical control. … With Yan Pascal Tortelier and the London Philharmonic keeping well-judged pace, he took the concluding Tarantella at hurtling speed, covering the keyboard – and encompassing the divided trills and the scampering staccato octaves – with seemingly effortless grace.”

 Also reviewed in Brighton Magazine

1 October 2010, Royal Festival Hall

Fauré Suite, Pelléas et Mélisande
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
Behzod Abduraimov piano*

2 October 2010, Brighton Dome

Fauré Suite, Pelléas et Mélisande
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
Behzod Abduraimov piano*

*In 2009 Behzod Abduraimov was the Grand Prize winner at the London International Piano Competition.

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