Fazil Say piano
Piano aux Champs-Elysées
An extraordinary mixture of sounds, colours and rhythms in the consistently inventive performances of a great pianist in exile
A recital by the Turkish virtuoso, an artist with a cause and who seems to play his own life on stage, is always an intense experience. This prolific composer's works, in their absolute sincerity, have a marked impact on the audience. In all likelihood, the same will be true of his new collection, The Art of Piano, whose title inevitably calls to mind his dear Bach's Art of Fugue. But before that, he will have followed Mozart down the paths of lyricism – sometimes dramatic – serenity and the most infectious ardour. To conclude, Chopin's Nocturnes, a pure essence of cantabile bathed in voluptuous harmonies, lead us into a magical world. Who better than Fazil Say to restore their full originality and eloquence?