“Words cannot express the sublime balance between lyricism and tension in the beautiful second movement (of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto) as interpreted by Hélène Grimaud, Jiří Bělohlávek, and the exceptional, combined talent and musicianship of members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra” wrote the Edinburgh Guide this week following a sold out Usher Hall concert.
“I’ve never heard the Emperor Concerto like this” wrote the Glasgow Herald “Everything was there in shape and structure, but Grimaud liberated the music from the page. It soared free. It was one of the most wondrous things I have heard.”
Following her huge UK success Hélène Grimaud will shortly be taking the Emperor Concerto to Brazil for further performances in São Paulo (9, 10 and 11 May), Salvador (14 May) and Rio de Janeiro (19 May). Meanwhile European audiences can catch her in recital in Luxembourg (23 April) and Bielefeld (28 April).