• Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre - 21st March 2020
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  • Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre - 21st March 2020
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The Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos, with Pavel Kolesnikov and Gábor Takács-Nagy


21/03/2020  3pm        Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 1

21/03/2020  7.30pm   Piano Concerto No 3 and Symphony No 2

22/03/2020 2pm        Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5

Conductor   Gábor Takács-Nagy

Soloist           Pavel Kolesnikov

Leader           Caroline Pether

As part of Cardiff’s city-wide celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Sinfonia Cymru presents audiences with the rare opportunity to hear all five piano concertos across one single weekend.

Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has fast become recognised as an inspirational new talent. He featured as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist from 2014-2016 and has won many awards and competitions. Pavel joins some of the UKs finest musicians, fresh in their performing careers, to take you on a rousing emotional journey through the concertos.  Despite being written over a period of only 15 years, the differences in the concertos, particularly the first two and the final three works, is striking. Renowned conductor and audience favourite, Gábor Takács-Nagy joins Pavel and Sinfonia Cymru musicians to lead audiences through the concertos and the astonishing Symphony No.2, tracing the developing maturity of Beethoven’s concerto writing from youthful prodigy to his later years of personal adversity and hearing loss.

This is a unique opportunity for both seasoned Beethoven enthusiasts and curious audience members keen to immerse themselves in the work of one of the world’s great classical masters – presented with Sinfonia Cymru’s unique verve and vibrancy.


This programme is part of Beethoven 250, a Cardiff-wide celebration of Beethoven in 2020.