If you are like us, your list of New Year’s resolutions includes getting out of the house and into the concert hall more often in 2016. The beginning of the year finds some of the most exciting soloists of our time on tour. Beyond the technical prowess that is practically a given among top soloists today, these artists take you on an emotional journey that just might change the course of your year.
When an entire concert hall appears to communally hold its breath, chances are the artist on stage is Daniil Trifonov. January stops on the recital tour of the young Russian pianist include the Berliner Philharmonie, Brussels’ Palace of Fine Arts, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Prepare for a gripping performance by a budding superstar.
With his signature concert clothing, designed by style icon Viviane Westwood, Yves Thibaudet appears on stage with a radiance that is both visual and audible. Experience his lustrous sound and lyricism in upcoming performances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, and Brussels.
The apparent ease and overwhelming delight with which Gil Shaham plays his Stradivarius violin can shine new light in the heart of even the most jaded classical music connoisseur. Catch a few rays in one of two very different upcoming programs in the coming month. In Rome, he will perform Barber’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano. At the Philharmonie de Paris, he is the soloist for Brahms’ Violin Concerto, with the Orchestre de Paris under David Zinman.