Christian Zacharias piano
Harmony reigns between romance and contemplation in Beethoven, poetry in Schubert, daring and modernity in Schumann
Immensely talented pianist Christian Zacharias has managed to do what few other soloists achieve: become a successful conductor. Mozart's concertos were his first venture into collective music-making in the early 1990s, when he conducted from the keyboard and the conductor's stand at the same time. Since then, he has been involved in many other orchestral projects, sometimes even in the orchestra pit. But it's hard to relinquish one's first loves, especially the great Romantic composers he venerates. His exceptionally clear, transparent playing should shed new light on the evening's programme.