Sunwook Kim is a remarkable artist who has recorded both Brahms Piano Concertos with Sir Mark and the Hallé.
Now he performs the majestic Second Concerto, a work conceived on a grand symphonic scale and an absolute tour de force of the piano repertoire.
Its slow movement is one of the most ravishing ever written. The concert also features the world premiere of a symphony by a leading light of today’s British music scene, Huw Watkins, as well as the highly attractive overture Berlioz composed following Walter Scott’s legend of ‘The Scottish Robin Hood’, Rob Roy.
The evening also features a pre convert talk by Huw Watkins who introduces Symphony, which receives its world premiere during this evening’s concert.
You can hear the inspiration behind the work and learn the process a composer goes through to write a piece of music for a symphony orchestra.
Music will be played by musicians from Chetham’s School of Music, Huw Watkins’ alma mater.
Thursday 20th April 2017
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester