※Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Kindly follow the instructions of the NTT staff.
※At the performer’s request, no video transmission to the front of house will be provided.
※Program contents will be announced on the NTT Website.
※Suggested for ages 7+
No other pianist makes you listen so intently to every detail of the sound, to the way in which it is produced and how it dies away. Zimerman can light up a texture with a single chord and transform the most mundane transition into a thing of wonder. －The Guardian
Zimerman’s pianism was extraordinary, a staggering combination of dexterity with nuance, each phrase telling a story. －Financial Times
From The Guardian: “A class above any other pianist around,” and from the Los Angeles Times: “Arguably the greatest pianist of his generation,“ whenever Krystian Zimerman plays, critics around the world struggle to find new superlatives. This perfectionist Polish maestro holds limited concerts annually. As such, each of his performances is highly anticipated by critics and music lovers alike.
Zimerman is widely praised for his interpretations of the works by Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Grieg, Bartok and Karol Szymanowsky.This recital marks this legendary pianist’s debut in Taichung. It will be thrilling to hear what pieces he will bring to the audience.
Performer / Krystian Zimerman
Krystian Zimerman was born in Zabrze, Poland in 1956. He won the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland in 1975. He later met the legendary Arthur Rubenstein, who opened the doors of important halls for him.
Zimerman has shared the stage with great conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Herbert von Karajan, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle and Stanisław Skrowaczewski, and has performed chamber music with Gidon Kremer, Yehudi Menuhin, among others. Witold Lutoslawski wrote a piano concerto for him.
Zimerman’s many honors include the French National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2005 and an honorary doctorate from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in 2015.