A member of the Royal Academy’s Piano Faculty, the Romanian/British pianist Florian Mitrea was described by the legendary Martha Argerich as an “outstanding young pianist” with an ability to play Mozart “extremely beautifully”. He was a double-laureate in the 2017 Scottish, 2015 Hamamatsu and 2014 ARD Munich International Piano Competitions and in 2016 was the joint winner of the Verona International Piano Competition.
In its 40th anniversary year Florian’s Petworth Festival performance embraces music from two years with significant relationships to our own time; music by Haydn and Mozart from the classical era and written 200 years before the festival’s appearance on the cultural scene – 1778 – and Prokofiev’s intense A Minor Sonata first performed 100 years ago just before the conclusion of the Great War.
Haydn Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob. XVI:34 (1778)
Mozart Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (1778)
Mozart Rondo in A minor, K. 511 (1778)
Prokofiev Sonata No 3 in A minor, Op. 28 (1918)
Generously sponsored by Joan & Christopher Hampson
Florian Mitrea (photo: Daniel Delang)