Every time I come back to Japan, I feel a deep and sincere emotion.
Since 2001, when I won the first edition of Sendai Competition, I’ve returned several times every year, and this will be the 24th. I’m very attached to Sendai’s audience, which I always meet up again with huge pleasure and gratitude for the support and love they show me.
This year, for the very first time, I’ll have the honour to perform during the festival with the great Svetlin Roussev, another winner of the first edition of Sendai Competition; we’ll play for you some pieces from the great tradition, like Grieg Sonata and Ravel’s Tzigane. Also in my solo performances I’ll propose to my audience some masterpieces of pianistic repertoire, such as “Picture of an exhibition” by Mussorgsky and Chopin’s Fantasia.
I really can’t wait to be with you again, and I greet you all with big love!