‘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.’
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