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Pianist Cristian Sandrin - Recital within the 'Enescu and the World Music Festival'
Tonight you have a recital in Sinaia, within the Enescu and the World Music Festival. What is the programme you chose to present?
The programme will be contain pre-classical, classical, contemporary and romantic composers. I will play two sonatas by Scarlatti, a sonata bf Haydn, the last series of piano pieces by Schumann, Barcarolle by Chopin, two contemporary nocturnal pieces by Salvatore Sciarrino and Beethoven's Sonata which opens with a recitative.
Is not it difficult to pass from one style to another in such a short time?
It is difficult sometimes. I have often played this programme and I meant it as a challenge for the audience in Sinaia, which is I wanted them to listen to contemporary music, combined with pre-classical, romantic and classical music.
What other projects do you have on your agenda for the future?
Next week I go to Switzerland at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition and then to Munich at the ARD International Music Competition organized by the Bavarian Broadcasting and at the end of September I will have my debut at Wigmore Hall in London.
What programme did you have to prepare for these competitions?
At the following competitions, I will perform some of the pieces I will play tomorrow, piano concerts by Mozart, piano quartets by Mozart, a piano concert by Chopin, as well as other romantic and contemporary pieces.
Translated by Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, the University of Bucharest