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Orchestral Series

Orchestral Series

2007 October 20, Saturday, 19.00
National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Orchestral Series



Soloist FREDDY KEMPF (piano, UK)




GIOACCHINO ROSSINI – Overture to the opera Guillaume Tell

CARL NIELSEN – Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 7

SERGEI RACHMANINOV – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18



Lithuanian audience will have the chance to meet British pianist Freddy Kempf (b. 1977). He came to national prominence in 1992 when he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. It was perhaps his award of third prize in the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow that established his international career. For him not to have won the first prize provoked protests from the audience and an outcry in the Russian press, which proclaimed him “the hero of the competition” and his unprecedented popularity with Russian audiences has been reflected in several sold-out concerts and numerous television broadcasts. His triumphant return visit to the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory the following year for solo and concerto appearances prompted the headline “Young pianist conquers Moscow” in the International Herald Tribune. The pianist has given recitals and performed with the orchestras at major concert halls in Europe, the US and Japan.

He records exclusively for BIS Records, for whom he has recorded recital discs of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov and made his first Bach recording in March. In 2001, he was voted Best Young British Classical Performer in the prestigious Classical Brit Awards.

Conductor Robertas Šervenikas will introduce the audience with the First of the six symphonies by  Carl Nielsen, the first internationally known composer to come from Denmark.

Ticket prices: Lt20, Lt30, Lt50

Tickets are subject to availability at the Box Office.


Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Address: Aušros vartų st. 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
Contact: tel. +370 5 266 52 10, fax. +370 5 266 52 66

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