‘The most valuable commodity is a real musical personality,’ wrote Andrew Clements of The Guardian, reporting on the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition. ‘To judge from the final, Beisembayev certainly has that.’

Alim Beisembayev © Nabin Maharjan

Since his victory at Leeds, this young piano virtuoso from Kazakhstan has seen his career take off, with critics applauding his ‘high-powered’ playing. In this, his Proms debut, he tackles three cornerstones of the keyboard repertoire: the vivacity and wit of Scarlatti’s sonatas, the high-Romantic drama of Chopin’s expansive Second Sonata and – like a sudden volley of fireworks at the heart of the recital – three of Liszt’s spectacular Transcendental Études.

There will be no interval