February 20, 2015 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of the MASTERCLASS series

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907). Symphonic Dance No 1 in G major, Op 64 (1896)
Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953). Piano Concerto No 3 in C major , Op 26 (1921)
Edward Elgar (1857–1934). “Enigma Variations”, Op. 36 (1899)

Freddy Kempf (piano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Freddy Kempf. Photo Neda Navaee.

Freddy Kempf. Photo Neda Navaee.

Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists, performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist. 

Born in London in 1977, Freddy Kempf made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 8, and, maintaining a strong link with the orchestra ever since, joined them for his conducting debut in 2011. He came to national prominence in 1992 when he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. In 1998, his award of third, rather than first, prize in the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow provoked protests from the audience and an outcry in the Russian press, which proclaimed him “the hero of the competition”. His international career was rapidly established and his unprecedented popularity with Russian audiences has since been reflected in numerous sold-out concerts and television broadcasts.

Many international debuts followed, with collaborations including such eminent ensembles and conductors as the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis and Kurt Sanderling, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniele Gatti, Matthias Bamert and Charles Dutoit, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Petrenko, La Scala Philharmonic/Chailly, St Petersburg Philharmonic/Temirkanov, Russian State Symphony/Sinaisky, Dresden Symphony/Herbig, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/Ivor Bolton, Seattle Symphony/Schwarz, San Francisco Symphony/Tortelier, Philadelphia Orchestra/Sawallisch, NHK Symphony/Simonov, European Union Youth Orchestra/Ashkenazy, Prague Philharmonia/Belohlavek, the Residentie Orkest/Neeme Jaarvi and Luxembourg Philharmonic/Krivine.

Freddy Kempf records exclusively for BIS Records. In 2010, his recording of Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton was nominated for the prestigious Gramophone Concerto Award and described by the associated magazine as “A masterful Prokofievian pair”.

Norwegian born Torodd Wigum (1970) is currently Conductor in Residence with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, and between 2010 and 2011 he held the same position with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. He is also Artistic Director of the Trondheim Sinfonietta, a comtemporary music group he has worked regularly with over the last years. Upcoming engagements include concerts with Norwegian Radio Orchestra, MDR Leipzig and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Tickets 22 € /  16 €*
Presenting at Estonia Concert Hall box office the Solaris Club card you will get 5% discount on single ticket.


26.09.2014 TILL EULENSPIEGEL. Season Opening II. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
21.11.2014 MAHLER’S FIFTH. Conductor OLARI ELTS
20.02.2015 ENIGMA. Conductor TORODD WIGUM

Series  tickets 52,80 € /  38,40 €* on sale until 26.09.2014.
Series tickets can be purchased through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.

* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.

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