Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs three concerts with ICO in April

Kristian Bezuidenhout performs on Wednesday April 19

Irish Chamber Orchestra welcomes the South African Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout for three performances in Limerick, Drogheda, and Sligo in April.
Bezuidenhout will showcase two of Mozart’s finest piano concertos. His imaginative Piano Concerto No. 18, written for the blind virtuoso Maria Theresia Paradis, demonstrates a thrilling chemistry between instruments. Mozart’s sublime and ground-breaking Concerto No. 25 paves the way for incredible diversity, originality and is an absolute joy.
It is one of his finest works.
Bezuidenhout is a renowned Mozart enthusiast having recorded a large volume of the composer’s music. ‘’Mozart retains for me the rhetoric of melody and rhythm. The mastery of melody especially I just find absolutely staggering’’ he says. In these three performances, Bezuidenhout paints an effortless picture, sketching out the essence of Mozart’s concertos with warmth, humour, and style.

Between the effervescence of Mozart, Purcell’s Chacony sweeps us back to theatre halls of the 1600’s and is a fine example of interlude music of the time. Gluck’s Dance of the Furies is fabulously dramatic and a joyful romp.
Irish Chamber Orchestra with Kristian Bezuidenhout Director/Piano perform at University Concert Hall on Wednesday April 19 at 7.30pm