Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



Franz SchubertPiano Sonata no.21 in B flat major, D.960
Frédéric ChopinBallade no.3 in A flat major, Op.47
Robert SchumannCarnaval, Op.9


Alexei Volodin – piano

Programme Note

A chance to hear the increasingly acclaimed Russian pianist Alexei Volodin in a programme of Romantic favourites.

St Petersburg-born Volodin, has been much praised for what The Guardian described as his 'staggering technique and furious accuracy'.

He has chosen to begin with Schubert's last piano sonata (B flat major, D960), an autumnal and reflective work full of songlike melody. After the interval he performs Chopin's enchanting Ballade No.3 in A flat and Schumann's Carnaval, a series of whimsical musical portraits in which the composer imagines an array of his friends and acquaintances - including Chopin himself - as characters at a masked ball.

Alexei Volodin piano

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