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Vitaly Pisarenko

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata no 12 in A flat major, op 26
Robert Schumann – Fantasiestucke, op 12
Franz Schubert – 3 Klavierstucke, D946
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies no 10 and no 13

Third Prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, 2015
First Prize winner of the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht

“…Immensely gifted pianist…with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy…”, New York Times

Russian pianist Vitaly Pisarenko came to prominence with First Prize in the 2008 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. This accolade brought with it performances in more than 25 countries including appearances in Germany, Switzerland, England, Norway, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, the United States and performances at the Basilica Festival of Flanders, the Berlin International Music Festival, the Delft Chamber Music Festival and the Busoni Festival in Bolzano.

Further international engagements followed – including performances with Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic – before Vitaly made his Wigmore Hall debut in April 2015.

Later that year he was awarded Third Prize at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition. Vitaly continues to perform across the world with 2016/17 season engagements taking him to countries including Israel, France, Belgium, and Bulgaria.

6:00pm – Pre-concert talk

Tickets: £15
£13 (advance saver – available until 24 March)
Free – students and under 16s

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

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