Alicja Fiderkiewicz

Programme included Schubert's last monumental piano sonata D960. Rendition of the sonata was thoughtful and soulful. Debussy's Estampes were colourful and unrestrained in its interpretation. The romantic spirit and passion was evident in Brahms' Op 117. Captivating and yearning. Chopin's Barcarolle was imaginative showing mature insight. Highlight of the evening was Chopin's ballade Op 47. It was fully engaging and authoritative. Thunderous applause... asking for more. Pianist Alicja Fiderkiewicz did not disappoint the audience... All were sent home satisfied with three lovely encores starting with Chopin's Étude in A flat Op 25 No 1 and Prelude in A major Op 28 No 7. The last encore was Bach's Prelude in C major BWV 846...Beautiful and enchanting.

Soh Simon