Past Event

Jianing Kong

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Scarlatti Sonata in G major K454
Sonata in G major K455
Chopin Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op.35
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit

The prize-winning Chinese pianist Jianing Kong performs some of the most technically challenging pieces in the piano repertoire. Scarlatti’s sonatas are noted for their demands on light-fingered virtuosity, while ‘Scarbo’, the third movement of Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, is so fiendish that it is widely considered perhaps the most difficult piano work ever written. In pleasing contrast, Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 is more measured, though noless profound, and includes the famous Funeral March.