Mastery in music is a never-achieved mission, but some performers come breathtakingly close to it.
In this new series, we present four renowned artists each year, in the glowing acoustic of Hall One, an intimate space expressly designed for the purpose. We have asked the performers to bring the music which they love and revere the most, the great works of the classical canon.
German cellist Alban Gerhardt opens with Bach Suites, in a bold solo programme. Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska, one of the great Chopin performers, treats us to a Debussy and Poulenc before a turbulent Chopin sequence. Steven Osborne is revered for the purity of his sound and visionary intellect: here he will illuminate Schubert and dazzle in Prokofiev. Last, but not least, we welcome the brilliant Schumann Quartett whose Chiaroscuro programme leads us, via Bach, on a journey through time.