Behzod Abduraimov  piano

For the first time ever at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the young pianist some say is a new Horowitz - and not without reason!

Many specialists see Behzod Abduraimov as a genius of the keyboard, a giant on a par with the top virtuosos of the past. He very wisely limits his appearances, working relentlessly and delivering his repertoire on the stage very sparingly. His astounding technique comes hand-in-hand with a salutary precision, unaffectedness and lack of narcissism. The 26-year-old performer plays a varied and attractive programme: an ethereal Siciliano, an imposing Toccata, Adagio and Fugue by Bach-Busoni (of which Horowitz left a memorable version), the inner lyricism of Schubert, and the whirlwind virtuosity of Balakirev. A taste of the many facets of a pianist destined for a shining future.

 

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