It’s with my biggest pleasure and honour that I came back to Japan, and in particularly to my favourite town, SENDAI!!!
I’m very glad and very excited to perform again in this beautiful hall, to this wonderful audience that have been knowing me since 2001: the year of my unforgettable victory at the 1st Sendai International Music Competition.
Having been here already more than 10 times, and have been playing to this special public is really a joy for me and mean really so much to me. Every time I come back to Japan, and in particularly so Sendai, and, in a special way, to play here in this special Concert Hall, gives me so much power and wonderful feelings that are really impossible to describe them into words.
I thank all of the people of Sendai, all the organizers that gave me the chance, again, to perform here, and to take part this time at this Festival.
This time, in particularly, the two programmes of my performance are very much close to all people, specially to students, to young pianist and teachers: I tried to combine some of the most magic pages of the piano literature of all time (from Bach to Schumann, to Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Debussy, etc.) to give a special “path” to the listener and almost to “take his hand” and let him follow the musical speech. All people is invited and highly recommended to come and to enjoy the music!