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February 28, 2018 at St John’s Smith Square in London.


The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg first rose to prominence while still in his teens.

After he won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Brussels, in 2013, his career became stratospheric.

He has been particularly praised for his performances of Russian music and tonight’s concert is a special opportunity to hear him in the immensely colourful, intense and poetic set of Études-tableaux (picture studies), Op.39 by Rachmaninov.

The programme also features Giltburg’s own much-acclaimed transcription for piano of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.8. The work contains ferocious emotion and many autobiographical elements.

The concert opens with Brahms’s rich-hued Fantasias, Op.116.

Brahms: 7 Fantasias, Op.116
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 arr. Boris Giltburg for piano
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op.39

Address: St John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, London
Boris Giltburg at Southbank Centre February 28, 2018

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