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After 13 years, Krystian Zimerman plays a solo for Taiwan again!
If a piano had eyes, Krystian Zimerman would have had direct eye-contact with it for over half a century.
Zimerman, now at the age of 62, is known for his fluffy gray hair and neatly-cut mustache. Since winning the 1975 Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition at the age of 19 and then receiving the "Golden Button" from his mentor Arthur Rubinstein, he has been dedicated to exploring and studying various music scores for further in-depth interpretation. Therefore, the music drifting under his fingertips is not only emotional as flames, but also gentle and subtle as water.
With strong but restrained emotions, Zimerman takes care of every music note as if he were the Little Prince caring for his rose. Sometimes, the poetic and picturesque music flows out under his fingertips as a beautiful and crystal-clear river, but when it comes to emotions, he would infuse all the strength of his body into his fingers to hit the piano keys and then suddenly leave them. In an efficient and flamboyant way, he concludes the piece like a conductor. It is infectious but never pretentious.
As a perfectionist, Zimerman will not reveal the repertoire for the concert currently. Only those who attend the concert will have the privilege to share with him his intimate dialogue with the piano.
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Piano │ Krystian Zimerman
Krystian Zimerman, known as the “Polish poet of the piano” and Arthur Rubinstein’s disciple who received the piano master’s “Golden Button,” is currently considered one of the few musicians qualified to inherit the mantle of Rubinstein’s reputation. At the age of 19, he won the 1975 Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition. With his perfect skills and affectionate interpretation of music, Zimerman has overwhelmed music-lovers all over the world. He has collaborated with some of the world's most outstanding conductors, including Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Andre Previn, Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Barenboim, Seiji Ozawa, and so forth.
- Piano │ Krystian Zimerman
- Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the concert.At the artist's request, no video transmission will be provided at the rest area in the front-of-house.
- J. Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5
- F. Chopin: 4 Scherzi