Following the worldwide success of his complete solo piano Brahms recordings, Jonathan has been invited to perform a series of six recitals over the coming two seasons at London's Wigmore Hall. These recitals will juxtapose these works with pieces by six other composers highlighting the influences and relationships between them. The first of these, featuring Brahms and Bach, will be on Sunday 2nd December, further details here:
POLISH INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS
Jonathan has been invited to participate in a number of events to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence this year, and he will be appearing here in Poland:
August 5th: Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival
Solo recital featuring the works of Paderewski, Stojowski and Chopin
Jonathan appears at this prestigious Polish festival for the first time, invited in honour of his continued success in the promotion of Polish music on the international stage.
November 11th (Polish Independence Day): Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
Paderewski Piano Concerto
Jonathan teams up with Maestro Lukasz Borowicz once again to give a performance of the recently recorded Paderewski Concerto which received rave reviews (see below).
NEW SOLO RECORDING for HYPERION
In late June 2018 Hyperion Records will release Jonathan's newest solo project, the piano works of the wonderful Czech composer Josef Suk. This will be his first solo recording for Hyperion since the two commemorative Polish themed 'Homages' to Chopin and Paderewski, which garnered extensive national and international accolades, including the German Critics Choice Prize amongst many others.
Renowned for his musically intuitive and intelligent interpretations, Jonathan has a keen fascination with harmonic structures and this, coupled with his love of championing unjustly neglected repertoire, led him to recognise the innovative individuality of Suk's music. "I'm surprised that Suk's music is not more popular in the Czech Republic, it has been overshadowed by Dvorak and Janacek for too long which is a shame. It is highly characterful and emotive music." For this volume, Jonathan has chosen a group of pieces that are not in chronogical order but work well together as a programme, from languid moods to passionate emotions. (Keen-eared listeners will spot the use of the same melody in the final Summer Impression Evening Mood as that of the first of the Op.7 Pieces Song of Love, which follows it on the CD. )
PADEREWSKI CONCERTO/STOJOWSKI for WARNER CLASSICS
"Polish music, he has it in his heart, in his soul.." Ruch Muzyczny
Another incredibly successful debut release, this time for multi- award winning Warner Classics, yet again a major hit with the media. Released in late 2017, it was both Gramophone Editor's Choice and BBC Music Magazine Concerto Choice as well as receiving 5* reviews in International Piano and Pizzicato. In addition the Stojowski was chosen by James Jolly as one of his 'Listening Room' podcast pieces.
BRAHMS for BIS
"His virtuosity is dazzling, yet relaxed, his effects, ravishing"
BBC Music Magazine
"thoughful interpretations of strking originality and finesse"
"This is the cycle to treasure"
"This is a very fine conclusion to a superb set of Brahms' piano music and an excellent release in it's own right."
Released in late 2017, these are just some of the critics comments for the 5th and final Volume of this hugely successful series, hailed as a benchmark for Brahms recordings.
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