Pianist Lewis plays at İşsanat
ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse
Berlin Chamber Orchestra and pianist Paul Lewis prepare to perform at İş Sanat. Lewis is percived as one of the best inteerpreter of Beethoven. Lewis has won many awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist.Hailed as one of the best contemporary Beethoven interpreters, pianist Paul Lewis will be at İş Sanat on March 18. Internationally recognized as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Lewis has won many awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award, the South Bank Show Classical Music Award, the Diapason d’or de l’annee, two successive Edison awards, the 25th Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, the Preis Der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, a Limelight Award in Australia and three Gramophone awards.
Concerts and performances of Lewis
His concert performances and Harmonia Mundi recordings of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, Concertos and the Diabelli Variations have earned him unanimous acclaim from all over the world, culminating in 2010 with the honor of becoming the first pianist in the history of the BBC Proms to perform all five Beethoven Concertos in a single Proms season.
The English pianist will be accompanied by the Berlin Chamber Orchestra under the conductorship of Kevin Griffiths, winner of the 2nd Prize at the International Sir Georg Solti Competition in 2010. One of the most traditional orchestras of the German capital, the ensemble, consisting mainly of musicians of the younger generation, has maintained and developed its position during more than six decades and has stood out internationally through concerts in countries like Spain, Italy, France, England, Japan, India, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the U.S. and Canada.