DATE AND VENUE
14 June 2007, Hagia Eirene Museum
İDİL BİRET piano
- J. Brahms
Variations about from Händel’s theme and Fuge, Op.24
- L. van Beethoven
Piano Sonata in D Minor, Op.31, No.2, “Hurricane”
- F. Chopin
24 Prelude, Op.28
Lasts 110’ inc. interval.
An exceptionally successful pianist and a juror in numerous international piano competitions like Queen Elisabeth, Van Cliburn, Busoni and Liszt, İdil Biret is the recipient of Diapason d’Or, Lili-Boulanger, Harriet Cohen / Dinu Lipatti, Artistic Merit by Poland, and Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by France. Admired by critics and acclaimed as “one of the leading piano virtosuos of our age”, Biret’s discogrpahy includes the complete Beethoven/Liszt senphonies, the complete piano works by Chopin, the complete solo piano works and concertos by Brahms and the complete piano works by Rachmaninov. A State Artist of the Turkish Republic since 1973, İdil Biret will be captivating the audience with a programme featuring works by Brahms, Beethoven and Chopin in this magnificent concert.