January 16, 2009 at 7 pm — Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

16. January 19.00 – Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Brahms – Piano Concerto No 2 in B
Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique

Nikolai Demidenko (piano, UK)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk (Russia-Finland)

Nikolai Demidenko, born in Russia but now a British citizen, is a hightly sought-after pianist in the whole world. His position in the world of music is proved by his appearances during this season with such leading orchestras as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, etc. Although he has lived in Britain since 1990, he has regularly performed with musicians from his native country, particularly with ERSO chief conductor Nikolai Alexeev’s other home orchestra – the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Earlier, he has appeared with ERSO in 2003 when he played Rakhmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
„Demidenko’s razor-sharp articulacy and immaculate dexterity are complemented by the finest musical grace and individuality.“ (Gramophone)
The young conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk is also of Russian descent but has studied in Finland and settled there. He is a frequent visiting conductor with many Finnish orchestras. He also appears with ERSO for the second time – the first was in October, at the opening concert of the International Pianists Festival Piano ’08.

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
The concert is produced by ERSO

Nikolai Demidenko

Dmitri Slobodeniouk

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO