Yeol Eum Son (photo Marco Borggreve)

Composing virtuoso pianists

Yeol Eum Son
Thu 19 Dec 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Thu 19 Dec 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Thu 19 Dec 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Ignacy Jan Paderewski Humoresque de concert Op. 14 book 1
    I Menuet
    II Sarabande
    II Caprice
Alicia de Larrocha Sonata antigua
Alexis Weissenberg Étude
Friedrich Gulda Play Piano Play
    VIII Tempo giusto e risoluto
    IX Allegro, dolce
    X Allegro, pesante
Earl Wild Reminiscences of Snow White
Sergei Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 32


Yeol Eum Son piano

Surprising music by acclaimed virtuoso pianists

South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son is a great master of the classical repertoire. But she also likes surprising concert programmes – as recently as 2023, she made a deep impression at the Muziekgebouw with jazzy Ukrainian and Russian music. This time, she plays works by six composers who were all celebrated virtuoso pianists in their time. A recipe for pianistic fireworks, with Rachmaninoff’s epic Preludes Op. 32 serving as the grand finale.

From the swinging cycle Play Piano Play by Friedrich Gulda to the warm-blooded transcriptions that Earl Wild made of Disney’s Snow White, Yeol Eum Son lets her audience go from one surprise to the next. Did you know that among the treasures left behind by the great Alicia de Larrocha is a delightful Sonata Antigua? And that fin-de-siècle star Ignacy Jan Paderewski was the president of Poland in 1919? Yeol Eum Son’s hyper-musical interpretations promise once again to deliver a concert experience that is both exhilarating and unforgettable.