Hélène Grimaud has arrived in Tokyo, the second leg of her Asian tour which follows hot on the heels of concerts in Beijing and Singapore.
Reviewing her debut performance in Singapore of Brahms’ Piano Concerto no.1 the Strait Times wrote ” Her playing was distinguished by superb timing and consistency of touch, and seamless interplay between orchestra and piano …. This was a very well-rounded performance of a challenging work for orchestra and soloist, performed with energy, flair and sensitivity.”
Previewing this Singapore performance of Brahms the Strait Times commented “Hélène Grimaud has been breathing, eating and sleeping the composer’s works since last year – in November, she recorded his Second Piano Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic – and is not yet tired of it. “Brahms is one of my closest friends as a composer” says Grimaud, who is planning to play his works throughout the rest of her Asian tour this month. After Singapore, she heads to Malaysia, Japan and Korea.”
In Japan Hélène Grimaud will perform Brahms’ 2nd piano concerto in Tokyo, Ashikaga City and Iwaki with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and a friend of old – conductor David Zinman – before returning to China for recital performances in Hong Kong and Macao. Her Asian tour continues with a recital in Seoul and performances of Brahms’ 2nd piano concerto in Kuala Lumpur.
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