Arcadi Volodos


Management territoty: Poland
Manager: Kacper Salzman
tel: +48 22 646 46 28
mob: +48 501 142 085

Acclaimed as a "keyboard genius", Arcadi Volodos is without a doubt one of the world's finest and most prominent pianists. His boundless virtuosity along with his unique sense of phrasing, colour and poetry have made him an ideal "narrator" of Romantic musical tales. In his hands, a simple Baroque melody can be as fascinating as a performance of Rachmaninoffs Third Concerto, and his visions of Schubert's glimpses into the abyss are as striking as his flights into the mystical realms of Liszt.

Since his New York debut in 1996, Arcadi Volodos has performed throughout the world in recital with many of the most eminent orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, led by, among others, Myung-Whun Chmig, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Semyon Bychkov and Riccardo Chailly. Volodos regularly appears in recitals at New York's Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna's Musikverein and the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris as well as in all the other important music centres of Europe, the USA and Japan. Since his highly acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2002, he has been invited to return there every year.

Arcadi Volodos's now historic Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1998 was recorded and released by Sony Classical. Since then the label has issued a series of acclaimed CDs featuring his interpretations of Schubert Sonatas, Rachmaninoff solo pieces and transcriptions as well as live performances with the Berlin Philharmonic of Rachmaninoft's Third Piano Concerto, under James Levine, and Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, under Seiji Ozawa. The 2007 release "Volodos plays Liszt" was named an "Editor's Choice" by Gramophone magazine ("Liszt playing of uncommon, profound insight"), singled out as a Diapason d'Or and honoured with the annual ECHO-Klassik Award. In 2010 his Musikverein recital from the previous year was released on CD and DVD to rapturous international critical acclaim.

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