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Viennese Classics with the RPO

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 8.00pm

MOZART Piano Concerto No.20

BRAHMS Symphony No.2

Alexander Shelley Conductor
Kit Armstrong Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Kit Armstrong started his career as a child prodigy at a very early age. The young American pianist of British-Taiwanese parentage is a renowned interpreter of Mozart's Sonatas and was acclaimed as “Artiste étoile” at the Würzburger Mozartfest, in 2016 and is an ideal interpreter for Mozart's Piano Concert No.20. Johannes Brahms, also a celebrated piano virtuoso of his time, highly appreciated this Mozart concerto and even wrote a cadenza for it. Brahms's Symphony No.2  was enthusiastically received by the audience at its première in 1877, and has remained one of his most cherished works ever since. With a transparent approach, British conductor Alexander Shelley avoids musical heaviness and illuminates the sublime architecture of Brahms' music.

Mediterranean Conference Centre
Old Hospital Street
VLT 1645