A roundup of London concerts
enjoyed by BILL NEWMAN,
featuring recitals by Alice Sara Ott,
the Emerson Quartet,
Martin Fröst and Roland Pontinen,
The Orchestra of the Polish EU Presidency,
Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä and Roope Grondahl,
and Martino Tirimo's Rosamunde Trio
Alice Sara Ott, piano
Queen Elizabeth Hall
22 November 2011
After enjoying Alice Sara Ott's performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto at the 2011 BBC Proms, I looked forward to her South Bank recital. In every way, it proved outstanding.
The twenty-three-year-old German Japanese artist has a typical charisma that immediately compels international audiences: she is beautiful and has an arresting platform manner. Her wonderfully assured technique and musicianship includes a wide range of repertoire, and listeners adore her interpretations...
Copyright © 31 December 2011