Friday 5th March 2010: Martino Tirimo Piano Recital
Rondeau à la Mazur, Op.5 (aged 16)
6 Études from Op.10
Valse in A flat, Op. posth.
Grande Valse in A flat, Op.42
Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38
Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
4 Mazurkas Op.67
Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Martino Tirimo has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras , including all the major British orchestras and those in Berlin, Cleveland, Dresden, Leipzig, Munich, Prague, Vienna and other centres, with conductors including Barbirolli, Boult, Pritchard, Kurt Sanderling, Masur, Norrington and Rattle.
He has also directed from the keyboard several cycles of the five Beethoven Concertos with the Dresden Philharmonic, both in Germany and at the Royal Festival Hall in London . He has often appeared with this orchestra both as soloist and conductor.
He is also in demand for masterclasses all over the world and occasionally serves on juries of international piano competitions.
Among his TV appearances, memorable was his playing of the Tippett Concerto which was transmitted live from Coventry cathedral in celebration of the composer's 90th birthday. The performance was with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestras conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier.
“Tirimo's playing belongs to a past generation of 'greats'. Listening to him I conjure up aural images of Solomon, Arrau, Kempff, Serkin, Schnabel and Backhaus. Throughout the evening one was consistently aware that this supreme musician placed himself entirely at the service of the composer.” - Music and Vision
“A formidable virtuoso and one with unmistakeable magnetism.” - The Guardian
“His playing is among the most haunting and fascinating of all and the acme of musical refinement.”
“A pianist of vision…Tirimo is an inspiring poet of the piano.” - The Daily Telegraph