5 'online' recitals from the past week that we LOVE

31 March 2020
By Ellie Palmer
Enjoy performances from Maria João Pires, Igor Levit, Ivan Ilić, Daniil Trifonov, Dominic Ferris and more.

The pianists have been busy this week performing live for the music-loving world... online.

With almost all major concert halls shut globally, our beloved pianists have had perform for us through the internet. And it's fair to say we have been blessed with tonnes of 'concerts'! 

There were 5 this week that we particularly enjoyed...


1. Deutsche Grammophon's World Piano Day live stream

Pianists Maria João Pires, Víkingur Ólafsson, Joep Beving, Jan Lisiecki, Seong-Jin Cho, Rudolf Buchbinder, Simon Ghraichy, Evgeny Kissin, Daniil Trifonov and Kit Armstrong all featured in Deutsche Grammophon's live stream back on World Piano Day. Above, you can watch the highlights from each performance.


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2. Igor Levit


3. Ivan Ilić

French composer Anton Reicha is somewhat of an underrated gem. Lucky for us, Ivan Ilić has made it a habit of his to spotlight some of his compositions. In his latest video, he delighted his followers with a performance of Reicha's Etude Opus 97 No 1. The music for this piece can be found inside issue 105 of Pianist.


4. Boris Giltburg

Like Igor, Boris has been performing almost every day on Twitter. Here, he plays Rachmaninov's 9 Etudes-tableaux Op. 39.


5. Dominic Ferris

In case you missed it, pianist Dominic Ferris was LIVE on the Pianist Facebook page last Tuesday 24 March for his Live Piano Requests show. You can re-watch it above. He will be back to take more requests at 4.30 BST on Tuesday 31 March. Make sure you tune in!