Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110
Fantaisie in F minor, op. 49
Prélude, Fugue et Variation (arranged by Harold Bauer)
Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 25 No. 2
Performed by Kenneth Broberg (piano), recipient of the 3rd prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition (2019)
Recipient of the 3rd prize and Bronze Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Kenneth Broberg is already an acclaimed musician. The pianist's biography includes a debut disc on the Decca Gold label, 2nd prize at the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition, joint appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London) and concerts with such acclaimed conductors as Kent Nagano and Leonard Slatkin.
The International Piano Festival will see a recital by the pianist. Most of the programme – Bach's Toccata and sonatas by Beethoven and Medtner – is already familiar to Russian audiences in the pianist's interpretation, as these works have been performed by him at the competition. In addition to these, there will be performances of “the pianist's golden repertoire” – Frédéric Chopin's famous Fantasia in F Minor and the rarely performed Prelude, Fugue and Variation – a work for organ by César Franck transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer. In Russia, this work by César Franck is being performed for the first time by Broberg, though as Western critics aver, having already heard Broberg's interpretation, "this is a work where Broberg's skill shines in its brilliance." (Limelight magazine).