The first half of his recital will be a generous tribute to Chopin in honour of the 200th anniversary of his birth including Valse Op.34/1, Polonaise Op.10/2, 2 Nocturnes Op.27 and the Scherzo in B flat minor Op.31.
The second half of the programme is devoted to Rachmaninov with Selected Preludes Op.23 and the great Sonata in B flat minor Op.36.
We can’t wait! If you want to know why we’re so excited read the reviews below.
“Intoxicating! Stunning from the first bar to the last … Interpretation of 2nd sonata by Rachmaninoff feels like an explosion of hot lava… ” –Répertoire, 2000
“…They are high-powered performances, technically brilliant and freely expressive…”
“…In the bravura writing he is strong, fiery and impulsive…”
–Edward Greenfield, The Gramophone, January 2005
“Pianist Kasik showed formidable talent. The most arresting quality of Kasik´s playing was its utter fluidity…, melodies flowed by with infinitely shaded depth.” –Chicago Sun-Times, 2002
“Kasik’s all-Chopin program evoked not only the artistic originality and romantic fervor that one ought to expect from a first-rate pianist, but also a remarkably vivid, almost palpable sense of the life this music arose from… throughout, Kasik displayed a formidable technique, an engaging spontaneity, and well-thought-out musical ideas.” –Washington Post, 2000