Mao Fujita © Dovile Sermokas/Sony Music Entertainment
Mao Fujita © Dovile Sermokas/Sony Music Entertainment
Mao Fujita

Performers


Program

19.30
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333 (315c)
Déodat de Séverac (1872–1921)
Les Fêtes from Cerdaña
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Description

He is only 25 years old and yet already a regular at Lucerne Festival: the Japanese pianist Mao Fujita enchanted Festival guests in 2022 with his poetic performance of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. In 2023, he attracted young audiences in droves to hear his first solo recital at the Festival. And in the summer of 2024, he will demonstrate his versatility with a new program that combines rare and popular works, playfulness and highly virtuosic demands. Fujita was recently awarded the Opus Klassik for his recording of the complete piano sonatas of Mozart. Just why he did will become clear when he performs the famous B-flat major Sonata, K. 333, with its intricate network of scales, trills, and arpeggios. Curious listeners can look forward to the French Impressionist Déodat de Séverac, while those who like to get lost in dreams will enjoy Chopin’s Barcarolle. The young Sergei Prokofiev’s First Piano Sonata, which is still rooted in the Romantic tradition, will allow Fujita to show off all his dexterity. And for Kreisleriana, Schumann’s dazzling homage to the eccentric Kapellmeister Kreisler, a character invented by E. T. A. Hoffmann, he will also need a good dose of wry humor.


Event Venue

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
CH-6005 Luzern

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