Feb 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Tamara Stefanovich plays Carter in London
Tamara Stefanovich, piano
St John's, Smith Square, London, United Kingdom/More Info

Tamara Stefanovich’s fearless virtuosity has dazzled Southbank Centre audiences in recent years.

She has put together a tantalising programme full of extremes.

She says: ‘The seriousness in the Copland is set against the utter mischief in Carter and both of these are paired with one of the most mysterious works in the repertoire: the monumental First Sonata by Charles Ives. The Ives combines ragtime music, with seemingly dreamlike improvisations.

‘It includes experimental elements and memories of popular American music such as church hymns. It is for me a daring and courageous work because it has no pretentions of being an important statement: it just surfs on a sea rich with different styles and expression’.

‘The colossal energy of Stefanovich’s performance was hugely impressive.’ (Daily Telegraph)