Virtuosity, from the Baroque to the 21st Century
Virtus – “value” and “bravery” – is the Latin origin of virtuosity. But what does it mean to be a virtuoso pianist?
Every artist, every pianist confronts one day about virtuosity, a theme of course related to the technical agility of the instrumentalist but also requires us to reflect on the importance of expressiveness.
Takuya Otaki, First Prize of the 12th International Piano Competition of Orleans, will propose concerts around this theme as well as master-classes to the pianists of tomorrow: the students of the conservatories who will have the opportunity, through a crucial theme, to meet this young talent already laureate of a great piano competition.
He will give recitals and masterclasses in 10 cities in the region Centre-Val de Loire (France), from November 7th to December 6th 2017:
07/11/2017 – Tours, Conservatoire – Auditorium (masterclass)
07/11/2017 – Tours, Salle Thélème – Université (recital)
08/11/2017 – Montargis, Théâtre Le Tivoli (masterclass and recital)
11/11/2017 – Châteauroux, Chapelle des Rédemptoristes (masterclass and recital)
14/11/2017 – Châteaudun, École de musique – Auditorium (masterclass and recital)
18/11/2017 – Blois, Conservatoire – Auditorium (masterclass and recital)
21/11/2017 – Orléans, Conservatoire – Salle de l’Institut (masterclass)
22/11/2017 – Vierzon, La Décale (masterclass and recital)
23/11/2017 – Bourges, Conservatoire – Auditorium (recital)
24/11/2017 – Bourges, Conservatoire – Salle Mozart (masterclass)
25/11/2017 – Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts (Conference of François-Xavier Szymczak: Bartók and the Virtuosity)
28/11/2017 – Gien, Espace culturel – Auditorium (recital)
29/11/2017 – Orléans, Le Bouillon – Université (recital)
06/12/2017 – Amboise, Théâtre Beaumarchais (masterclass and recital)
A. Boucourechliev, Archipel IV
D. Scarlatti, Sonatas K.27, K.519, K.141
F. Liszt, Mephisto Waltz n°1
B. Bartók, Rhapsodie
H. Parra, Una Pregunta