RANDALU & BEETHOVEN I. Kalle Randalu 65
3rd concert of the MAESTRO series
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major 34′
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major 28′
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor 35′
KALLE RANDALU piano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor JUHA KANGAS
The concerts in November will be celebrating the 65th birthday of the beloved pianist Kalle Randalu – on two consecutive evenings, Randalu will be performing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, the first three of which in the ‘Maestro’ concert series and the last two in the ‘Piano Concerto’ series.
In the first half of the 1980s, the career of the Estonian pianist with one of the most unique interpretive styles gained momentum thanks to his achievements in prestigious international competitions: a laureate title at the Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1981), fourth place at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982), which is the greatest achievement of all time by an Estonian performer at this competition, and first place at the ARD Competition in Munich (1985). For more than thirty years, Germany has been Kalle Randalu’s second home.
The conductor is Juha Kangas, the founder and long-time principal conductor of the Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra, who has close ties with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and who has repeatedly conducted ERSO.
Concert is produced by ERSO.