Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich will be at Zorlu PSM on February 20th with his selection of beloved pieces from the most esteemed composers of piano!
Starting his piano training at age 7, Pogorelich quickly proved his talent and went to Moscow in order to study in the Central Special Music School and afterwards in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Having learned the subtleties of the teachings of Beethoven and Liszt from Aliza Kezeradze in 1976, the turning point in his career came when the renowned Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich accused the jury of Warsaw's International Chopin Festival, in which Pogorelich failed to qualify for the final contest, claiming that Pogorelich was a genius.
His performance in New York's Carnegie Hall in 1981 was the first of many in countless cities around four continents with renowned orchestras. Taking the stage alongside Vienna Philarmony and all of the orchestras in London, as well the philarmony orchestras of Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, Pogorelich came to be known as the "poet of piano".
Always working to improve the young talents along with his own music career, Pogorelich set up a foundation in Croatia in 1986 which offered scholarships for young artists wishing to study abroad. He also held a contest in the German town called Bad Wörishofen which aimed to enable young talents to take the stage with renowned musicians.
Having proved his musical range that spans from baroque to classic and romantic to 20th century music with countless albums on the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, November 2016 marked the date which the talented musician released his first album after 1998.
On February 20th, Zorlu PSM will host the esteemed Ivo Pogorelich in a live performance which will feature beloved pieces of Chopin, Schumann, Mozart and Rachmaninov.
Frédérique Chopin: Ballade n° 2 in F Major, Op. 38, Scherzo n° 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Robert Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata n° 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36