Luka Okros
Event 1
Friday 5th October, 8:00pm 
Little Missenden Church

Piano masterpieces
Franz Schubert
4 Impromptus op90 D899
Michael Tippett
Sonata no2
Frédéric Chopin
Sonata no2 op35
Franz Joseph Haydn
Sonata in E minor HobXVI:34
Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody no2

 Luka Okros piano

©Robert Piwko 

 

We open with a truly magical recital, embracing five contrasting masters of the piano.

Schubert’s free and improvisatory Impromptus are among his best-loved pieces. Close your eyes and imagine him playing for his friends.

Our celebration of Michael Tippett begins with his impressive, powerful, muscular and rhythmically incisive second sonata.

That great poet of the piano, Chopin, is heard to perfection in the B minor sonata: the stormy and suffering opening; a demonic Scherzo; the celebrated Funeral March; and the darkly swirling Finale.

Haydn was the epitome of the Enlightenment. His E minor sonata has three movements: a dramatic opening Presto; a flowing and contemplative Adagio; and finally, an ebullient set of variations on a folk-like melody.

Liszt’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody is rooted in the folk music of his native land. The two sections are Hungarian dances - a slow, dramatic and somewhat melancholy lassan, then a fast and playful friska.

  

We’re delighted to present this immensely talented young pianist from Tbilisi, Georgia. Like Pavel Kolesnikov, he was recommended to us by Peter Uppard, who sadly died last year.

A Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory graduate, Luka Okros took his Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music. Winner of 10 international piano competitions – and the Intercollegiate Piano Competition of Jaques Samuel, who provide the piano he plays tonight – he made his Carnegie Hall debut aged 18.

“Not a cough, not a rustle of sweet wrapper, not a distracting sound as Luka Okros played Schumann, Chopin and Liszt…This was the masterclass of the week” Stratford Festival

 

 

Luka plays Schubert's Impromptus

Concert dedicated to the memory of Peter Uppard

 

 

www.lukaokros.com  
Tickets £22, £16, £8