Concerts

RACHMANINOFF’S THIRD

Mihkel Poll (© Kaupo Kikkas).

January 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (symphonic lunch*)
January 11, 2019 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

2nd concert of the PIANO CONCERTO series

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 3

Claude Debussy
The Sea (La Mer), three symphonic sketches for orchestra

Maurice Ravel
Valse (La Valse), a choreographic poem for orchestra

MIHKEL POLL piano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor MIKHAIL GERTS


Mihkel Poll: ‘With its unique beauty and abundance of feelings, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 has become one of the most beloved piano concertos, winning the hearts of pianists and the audience alike. The enormous number of notes and its romantic virtuoso style mean that the piece is a true challenge for the pianist. At the same time, its emotional depth and diversity offer inexhaustible creative inspiration and make every performance a special event.’ In the second half of the evening, two masterpieces of the early 20th century will be performed – Debussy’s The Sea, which is one of the most vivid examples of musical Impressionism, and Ravel’s riveting The Waltz.

Mihkel Poll is an internationally renowned pianist, who has performed in the London Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall, as well as in the large hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Mihkel Poll started working with ENSO more than ten years ago and together, they have performed a considerable number of piano concertos in both St. Petersburg and Stockholm. Mihkel Poll has won awards at several international contests. He won the annual award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia in 2004; he was a laureate for the Young Cultural Figure Award of the Cultural Foundation of the President of the Republic of Estonia in 2013; and the second of his two solo albums won the best chamber music album award in 2016.

* Symphonic lunch
In programme: Ravel, Rachmaninoff
MIHKEL POLL piano, ENSO, conductor MIKHAIL GERTS

Tickets: €23 / €16
The concert is produced by ENSO


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