Erdem Misirlioglu's BPSE competition winner's recital,
reviewed by MALCOLM MILLER
Originality and individuality of imagination coupled with an exciting technical command distinguished the recital by Erdem Misirlioglu which attracted a large and enthusiastic audience at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields on 8 May 2012. Misirlioglu was the first prize winner of the 2011 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Piano Competition, and the concert, presented as part of the BPSE's regular lunchtime series, was also the occasion of the presentation of the Beethoven Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, by their incumbent Master, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley.
The recital afforded a fascinating chance to observe and experience a striking musical personality in the forming: Misirlioglu is currently in his fourth year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and there was an idealistic quality which emanated as much from the choice of programme as from the manner of performance. Three miniatures formed delightful preambles to the main fare, an exhilarating Liszt B minor sonata...
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