Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 3 & 4

Anna Vinnitskaya plays all of Rachmaninov's piano concertos on two evenings


Sunday | 11/03/2024
6:00 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Tickets for this event will be available from 12.06.2024 from 10 am.

Sergei Rachmaninov's third piano concerto begins with a wonderfully simple melody. "I wanted to sing the melody on the piano like a singer would. That's all!", he said later. But the work, also known as the "Elephant Concerto", is one of the most difficult for pianists and contains more notes per second than any other major concerto of its kind. Rachmaninov himself played the premiere in America in 1909 and practised it on the Atlantic crossing because he only finished it at the last moment. Of course, this is no longer noticeable in the work today - it is one of the most popular and most frequently performed piano concertos of all time.


Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor


Krzysztof Urbański
Anna Vinnitskaya
Dresdner Philharmonie


Krzysztof Urbański

At the start of the 2024/25 season, Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański will take up his position as Chief Conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra. He has also been Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana since 2022. He has recently made his debuts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He toured Europe with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the fall of 2023.

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Anna Vinnitskaya

Anna Vinnitskaya's phenomenal piano playing is characterized by creative power and tonal nuance, unconditionality and energy. Winning first prize at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2007 marked her international breakthrough, followed by engagements with the world's leading orchestras, which always invite her back, often in the form of an artist residency. Since 2009, she has been a professor at the Hamburg Musikhochschule, where she herself once studied.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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