They also embraced a most impressive Canadian debut at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto which was received with a standing ovation, and a concert tour of China, attracting praise of the exceptional talent and accomplishment of Stefan Ćirić. Further engagements with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and a debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, were received to great critical acclaim.
Thursday 22 October 2015 1.00pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major K331
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Kreisleriana Op. 16
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Winner of the 60th Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli, Italy, Stefan Ćirić was born in 1986 in Belgrade, Serbia, but spent his formative years in the UK. He studied at The Purcell School in London, and continued working with Sulamita Aronovsky at the Royal Academy of Music, completing his Master of Arts course in 2010.
Stefan’s previous achievements also include winning prizes in several International Piano Competitions in Gorizia, Italy and Jaén, Spain.
He has enjoyed a busy performing career from the age of 16, and has built a remarkable reputation as one of the foremost young pianists to emerge on the British musical scene.
As described by the International Piano magazine, his style of performance is of “burnished perfection…idiomatic and authoritative…finding warmth and colour”, so that he is able to “build unexpected programmes , and his virtuosity is so assured that no one ever wonders if he can bring off the showpieces – one just enjoys them…”
Highlights in recent seasons were performances of Mozart Concerto K.488 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Mozart Concerto K.595 at Cadogan Hall with the London Soloists Orchestra.
Burnished perfection… idiomatic and authoritative International Piano