PAVEL KOLESNIKOV al Royal Festival Hall

Il 29 Ottobre alle 19.30, al ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL di Londra, si è tenuto il tanto atteso Concerto N.3 in D minore per pianoforte e orchestra di SERGEJ RACHMANINOFF.
Al pianoforte il “nostro” PAVEL KOLESNIKOV, accompagnato dalla LONDON PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA, diretta dal M° Vassily Sinaisky.
Teatro splendido. Noi fans di Casalmaggiore (Massimo, Isabella e io) incontriamo altri amici venuti a sentire il nostro eroe: Anne Shih e Harmen Rijks, Samsom Tsoy e Grig Cuciuc.
Il teatro è tutto esaurito. Piu’ di 2400 persone aspettano ansiose di sentire l’esecuzione di questo brano tanto famoso e controverso.
Entra l’orchestra, il M° Vassily Sinaisky , poi Pavel, accolto da un’eplosione di applausi .
Comincia a suonare, dando del brano un’interpretazione personale, coinvolgente e esaltante (V. critiche).
Alla fine le ovazioni sono grandiose. Lui ci fa felici ulteriormente con la Mazurka Op. 68 n°2 di F. Chopin.
Piu’ tardi si concede agli ammiratori.

29th  October. Royal Festival Hall, London.
It’s 7.30 p.m. and the long-awaited PIANO CONCERTO No. 3 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra of Sergei Rachmaninoff is about to start.
At the piano “our” PAVEL KOLESNIKOV, who will be playing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra directed by  M° Vassily Sinaisky.
The theatre is huge, wonderful and… sold out! More than 2,400 people are there, eager to listen to this so famous and even feared concerto. Among all of these people, there is a group of very selected fans: Massimo, Isabella and I, directly from Casalmaggiore, Anne Shih from Mainz, Hamrin Rijks, Samsom Tsoy and Grig Cuciuc from London. The pleasure of seeing each other after a couple of months, some hugs and kisses and “How is it going?” when the lights go out gently and the musicians get in, followed by M° Vassily Sinaisky. Finally comes Pavel and a burst of applauses rises.
He begins playing and gives a very personal, enchanting and exciting interpretation of this concerto. All the technical challenges seem to dissolve under the touch of his hands and Pavel looks inspired and inspiring.
When the concerto is over, a standing ovation seals his performance and Pavel comes again and again on the stage, among our cheers and applauses. He makes us happier playing a “bis”, the Mazurka Op. 68 No. 2 Chopin, and at the end, when he meets his fans and signs autographs, we can say him hello and thank him for the deep emotions he has given us. And even if the hall is crowded and a lot of people want to congratulate him on his amazing performance, Pavel takes some time for us, his very selected group of fans.
And we are so proud and grateful and happy to be there!

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