Born in St Petersburg in 1972, Arcadi Volodos is widely regarded as one of the few absolute superstars of the piano – a virtuoso in the tradition of Horowitz and Rubinstein, combining astonishing technical perfection with musical intelligence of the highest order. He is amongst the most sought-after pianists of our day. ‘You can keep your Lang Langs, your Yuja Wangs’, commented the Gramophone, ‘I’d swap their collective virtuosity for one evening of Arcadi Volodos’s consummate pianism.’
Since making his New York debut in 1996, Volodos has performed throughout the world in recital and with the most eminent orchestras and conductors. Piano recitals have played a central role in Volodos’s artistic life since he began his career. For this concert, he pairs four of Liszt’s most profound works with the series of pieces Schumann considered his favourite composition for piano, Kreisleriana, written when the composer was 28.
Wed 6 May at 7:30pm
West Road Concert Hall
£39 (£35), £32 (£27), £20 (£15), Students £10 (Students tickets go on sale 1 Sept 2019)
West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.
Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.
The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.