Biret plays Mozart
September 30, 2018, 2:45 pm
Assembly Hall, Worthing

Idil Biret
Worthing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 and 27

“the soloist at the SSO concert in the Sydney Opera House performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 K466 was Idil Biret, the Turkish pianist. Her playing was eminently musical, stylishly phrased, totally free of mannerisms or effects imposed from outside, firm yet emotionally attuned to a work with a deep vein of sadness” Sydney Morning Herald.




An opportunity to not only enjoy two performances of Mozart’s Piano Concertos but also to be part of a live
recording. The Turkish pianist Idil Biret has enjoyed an extraordinary career. A pupil of Nadia Boulanger, Alfred Cortot and Wilhelm Kempff, she made her US debut, playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Her legendary association with the Naxos label (by 2004 they had sold over 2 million copies of her recordings) includes the Award-winning complete Chopin collection. She has already recorded two Mozart piano concertos in collaboration with John Gibbons and they now bring the recording team to Worthing for this unique occasion.

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