Russian Superstar pianist, Boris Berezovsky, is rescheduled to perform September 10th @ 8:00pm, at the National Concert Hall. Boris Berezovsky previously became stranded in the South of France, following his Opening concert at the world’s most prestigious Piano Festival – La Roque-d’Anthéron and was unable to travel to Dublin in time for the recital, due to widely reported forest fires in the region.

Boris Berezovsky commented “I was extremely disappointed to miss my Dublin date because of the emergency situation in France last month, but am very pleased that I have another opportunity to perform in Dublin.” Dr. Archie Chen, DIPF Artistic Director added, “We were devastated when news came through of Boris’s situation and having to cancel his highly anticipated performance at such short notice – the main highlight of this year’s festival; however we aim to hold true to our promises and are thrilled to be able to now say that… Boris is back!”.

Berezovsky’s last performance in Dublin was in 2009, when The Irish Times hailed him as ‘One of the Greatest Pianists of our Time’. Berezovsky’s September show will incorporate the works of an eclectic group of composers, from Beethoven and Bartok to Manuel de Falla and Grieg. Although he is described as a Colossus of Russian piano, the Moscow man holds diversity in music close to his heart. The inherent passion he displays for the individual genius of each artist is palpable in every single performance: Berezovsky believes “Beethoven creates music out of nothingness. I personally like his unbelievable nuclear energy. He is as powerful as the sun.” With such dogged commitment to variety, he will be sure to enchant audiences with this alluring programme of classics from around the globe.

Gramophone magazine describe him as “The true successor to the great Russian pianists of the past”, the Russian virtuoso will entertain and delight his audience with an astounding solo show. A recipient of the prestigious gold medal in the 1990 International Tchaikovsky competition at just 21 years old, his prodigious career has since scaled to dizzying heights.

As well as performing with adored orchestras like the Berliner Philharmoniker, LA Phil, New York Philharmonic and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras; and a myriad of others, he has worked under truly respected conductors like Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Valery Gergiev. In 2006, he became the winner of the Record Of The Year Award from BBC Music Magazine, and his impressive discography is available on Teldec Classics, Gramophone and Diapason d’Or, among others.

This special concert is in aid of ChildVision, Ireland’s National Centre for Blind and Multi-disabled children who, for over 150 years have been working with families from all over Ireland to provide therapeutic care and residential services for children with sight loss and other significant disabilities. Witness the astounding talents of one of the world’s greatest pianists while contributing to an incredible charity.