Emanuel Ax is currently at the apex of a mammoth European Spring tour which sees him perform with three of the most important German orchestras, as well as realising the first outing of a Brahms based recital programme incorporating the European premiere of pieces by Missy Mazzoli and Brett Dean.
Kicking off in Berlin with colleague and close friend Bernard Haitink, Manny played Mozart’s Piano Concerto K271 in concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of Maestro Haitink’s debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Next stop London, and a single concert with the LPO conducted by David Zinman, playing a double bill of Strauss’ Burlesque; “…weighty yet gracefully flamboyant…”; and Bach’s D minor Concerto; “…tireless and dexterous in the outer movements, assertive yet wonderfully austere in the central adagio…”. [Tim Ashley, The Guardian]
Next were recitals at the Tonhalle in Zurich and Opera de Nice, after which Manny travelled to Munich where he will give concerts with the Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel this week, reprising his reading of Strauss’ Burlesque.
Continuing his tour of major German orchestras he will then perform with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and Jonathan Nott, followed by recitals in the Netherlands including a final performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as part of the Master Pianists series.
Upon his return home to New York he will complete the arc, and give a final concert with the Munich Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on April 11th.
This is a major artistic feat for an esteemed artist – bravo Manny!
For full schedule and programme details please go to Emanuel Ax’s profile.