Mark Taratushkin
Piano Recital with Works by Brahms, Ravel and Bartók

| Kleiner Konzertsaal/Small Concert Hall

€ 25; reduced € 15, € 10

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New date for the event originally scheduled for 26 April 2020

The young Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin possesses a rare gift: a completely unobtrusive virtuosity that is totally at the service of musical expression. Listening to him perform Johannes Brahms’s Paganini Variations, you hear nothing but great music – never a self-serving demonstration of merely his technical mastery of this extremely difficult work.

The young Russian pianist, who already impressed critics with the intensity and technical brilliance of his playing on his debut album, which comprised works by Bartók and Prokofiev, was soon described as an »exceptional talent« and a »true individualist«. His repertoire focuses on the music of the German Romantic period and the piano works of the 20th century.


Gerhard Rassner, Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine (HNA): »Taratushkin fills every single tone with life. Everything fits together in an organic and natural way ... Brahms wrote his Paganini variations as exercise pieces for certain technical challenges, scales, thirds, sixths, octaves. In all these challenges, Brahms went to the limits of performers’ capabilities. It seems that for Taratushkin, these limits simply do not exist. The pieces are not exercises but music, performed with energy and power ... His outstanding performances have elicited standing ovations. Mark Taratushkin is a name to remember ...«

(Mark Taratushkin, Berlin)

  • Composer: Johannes BrahmsOpus: Zwei Zwei Rhapsodien op. 79, Variationen über ein Thema von Paganini op. 35
  • Composer: Maurice RavelOpus: »Le Tombeau de Couperin«
  • Composer: Béla BartókOpus: »Out of Doors«

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