Chopin. What else?
He is one of the most refined newcomers among young pianists. The Süddeutsche Zeitung praises his interpretive finesse and "refined tonal language", which "despite all the striking accentuation in detail" never seems lispy, but "all the more spatially plastic". Alexander Gadjiev, who grew up in Gorizia in the Italian-Slovenian border region, is now 28 years old. He has won major awards, including first prize at the 2021 Sydney Piano Competition and second prize at the legendary Warsaw Chopin Competition. In Heidelberg, in addition to a few characteristic individual works, he will tackle what is probably the great Pole's most original cycle in terms of composition: the 24 Préludes.

+ 7 minutes
The "plus" in the concert: in a 7-minute discussion excursus, characteristic, sometimes curious aspects of the program are singled out or exciting phenomena are highlighted in the context of the works.

Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 2 hours

Also available as a subscription, remaining tickets may be available at the box office

Alexander Gadjiev


Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in F major op. 15/1
Nocturne in F sharp major op. 15/2
Nocturne in C minor op. 48/1
Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor op. 39
6 Mazurkas op. 6/1; op. 24/2; op. 30/4;
op. 68/2; op. 56/2; op. 63/3
Polonaise Fantasy op. 61
Excerpt from 24 Préludes op. 28 (1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20-24)

In cooperation with the University of Heidelberg