Christian Blackshaw Piano
Noah Bendix-Balgley Violin, Concertmaster
Máté Szűcs Principal Viola
Bruno Delepelaire Principal Cello
Matthew McDonald Principal Bass
Mozart Piano Quartet No 1 in G Minor K478
Mozart Piano Quartet No 2 in E-flat K493
Schubert Piano Quintet in A ‘The Trout’’
As an emerging pianist, Christian Blackshaw attracted the admiration of Clifford Curzon, no less, for his interpretation of the two composers the great master was most celebrated for, Mozart and Schubert. This concert gives us the tantalising prospect of hearing Blackshaw in both, and with the highest calibre partners from the Berlin Philharmonic.
Blackshaw’s four-CD Mozart sonata set for Wigmore Hall Live has generated extravagant praise, with critics around the world hailing these ‘landmark recordings’ as ‘captivating’, ‘magical’ and ‘masterful’.
‘He crackles with nervous energy, as if each concert were his first, generating performances of thrilling intensity’ – FINANCIAL TIMES