New York Carnegie Hall
Saturday 18 October 2014
New York Times
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
OCTOBER 17, 2014
...After this, the superb French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet was soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Those expecting a French artist to exemplify stereotypical French sensibilities, like refinement, might have been surprised by Mr. Bavouzet’s crisp, incisive playing. This was a bracing account of a familiar piece. There was no dawdling in ruminative variations, and just enough use of expressive rubato in episodes of soaring lyricism.
After receiving a big ovation, Mr. Bavouzet played a solo encore: Debussy’s Prelude “Feux d’artifice” (“Fireworks”). This performance conveyed all the wildness of this swirling, dizzying music. The leap from this work to the Ligeti études seemed not that far.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
International Pianists Festival PIANO 2014
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Liszt Ferenc Academy Grand Hall
Duo recital with Balazs Szokolay / piano, Zoltan Ràcz, Aurèl Hollo / percussion
DEBUSSY Nocturnes – Nuages, Fêtes (transcription by Maurice Ravel), Sirènes (transcription by Zoltán Kocsis)
DEBUSSY Jeux (transcription by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)
BARTÒK Two Images (BB 59 – transcription by Zoltán Kocsis)
BARTÒK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion