Freddy Kempf

Fri 16 July 2021

Freddy Kempf

Piano

JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor

F Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major

S Rachmaninoff Études-Tableaux Op. 39 No. 8

P Tchaikovsky Dumka Op. 59

R Schumann Carnaval Op. 9

Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy Kempf has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer who is not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist. He is one of today’s most successful pianists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.

In 2019, for the very first time in my life, I sat on a piano competition jury: none other than the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. My programme for Buxton was inspired by the challenging compulsory works set in the solo rounds. Almost everyone starts off with a Bach Prelude and Fugue, something I’ve not performed since competing there. I’ve picked my favourite, which is also the very first one I ever learned, aged 5. The Dumka is incredibly beautiful, and I’m delighted that people will, for once, hear this work NOT in the Tchaikovsky Competition.’ Freddy Kempf

 

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