For all the virtuosic summits and grand melodic gestures, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is shockingly intimate, as if we are peering into the private diary of this vulnerable composer. The young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili holds nothing back as she returns to Seattle to share her courageous interpretations to the deeply emotional music of Rachmaninov. This short, no-intermission concert is an affordable way to begin your weekend.
Gustavo Gimeno is Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and incoming Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012, when at that time he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, as an assistant to Mariss Jansons. Significant experience was also harnessed in assisting Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado, with whom he forged an intense and influential mentorship.
Born in Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili discovered piano at the early age of three. She gave her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was six and throughout her career she has performed at venues around the world.
Khatia Buniatishvili’s performance is generously underwritten by Nader and Oraib Kabbani.