February, 9 2018- 7:30pm
Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, he began his studies in Australia, completed them at the Eastman School of Music, and now lives in London. After initial training as a pianist with Rebecca Penneys, he explored early keyboards, studying harpsichord with Arthur Haas, fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and continuo playing and performance practice with Paul O’Dette. Kristian first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize, and audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition.
BEETHOVEN Rondo No.1 in C major and No.2 in G major, Op.51
BEETHOVEN Sonata in D major, Op.10, No.3
HAYDN Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6
BEETHOVEN Sonata in C minor, Op.13, ‘Pathétique’