Nikolai Petrov & Eri Klas

Eri Klas. Foto Erkki Ruokonen.

Eri Klas. Foto Erkki Ruokonen.

March 31, 2011 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Fagerlund – “Isola”
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Tšaikovski – Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Nikolai Petrov (piano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Eri Klas

Nikolai Petrov, the best-known Russian pianist of his generation, has appeared on the world’s concert stages since winning the silver medal at the first Van Cliburn Competition in the United States (1962), followed by the silver medal at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. “The further way to the top has continued smoothly and without hitches, involving the most famous orchestras, concert halls and conductors – and he is at the top now. If we add that he is a dazzling personality when socializing and can get absorbed in jazz for hours, this is what Kolya Petrov is like.” (Toomas Velmet, Sirp, 8 April 2005).

As Petrov’s mastery of the piano does not recognize any technical limits, he has broadened the piano repertoire; the listeners remember him as a virtuoso performer of most complicated arrangements. In Estonia, too, he has given a solo performance of Symphonie fantastique of Berlioz. Petrov’s repertoire includes nearly 100 piano concertos and 50 solo programmes. In addition to giving frequent concerts in prestigious concert halls in Europe, Russia and America, he also works as a piano professor at Moscow Conservatoire.

Concert is produced by ERSO
Tickets: 11.50 € (180 EEK), 7.67 € (120 EEK) / 4.47 € (70 EEK)