Albanian-born Marie-Ange Nguci’s reputation for thrilling performances is growing rapidly around the world, and the spirit and exuberance of this all-Russian program is a perfect fit for the twenty-four year old virtuoso.
Along with her wonderfully expressive interpretations, Nguci’s technical mastery makes her utterly absorbing to watch.
In Rachmaninov’s vivid, late-Romantic Variations on a Theme by Chopin, the Russian master applies his rich and dark musical language to a theme by Chopin. The resulting twenty-two captivating vignettes offer a wide range of moods and opportunities for breathtaking virtuosity.
Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No.6 is a piece that demands a blend of elegant lyricism and fierce intensity. It’s all wonderful material for Nguci’s electric playing, in the ideal setting of the City Recital Hall.
RACHMANINOV Variations on a Theme by Chopin
SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No.5
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No.6
KAPUSTIN Eight Concert Etudes: Finale
MARIE-ANGE NGUCI piano