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FIFTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Georgy Tchaidze and conductor Leonard Slatkin in the Cliburn final concerto round

Cliburn Finals: Georgy Tchaidze

Quintet and concerto reviews of Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Georgy Tchaidze. 



published Saturday, June 10, 2017

Reviews of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will run for each of the six finalists in separate files. The first review will be the piano quintet round with the Brentano String Quartet, from Wednesday and Thursday; and the second review, of the concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin, will be added onto each file.

To see bios and complete repertoire of all pianists here.

For quick links to all our Cliburn reviews, click here.

 

GEORGY TCHAIDZE

Russia, 29

 

PIANO QUINTET

with Brentano String Quartet

Mark Steinberg, violin | Serena Canin, violin | Misha Amory, viola | Nina Lee, cello

 

DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81

 

Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn
Georgy Tchaidze and the Brentano String Quartet in the final quintet

 

Right from the first measure, it was evident this would be exceptional performance from Georgy Tchaidze. He played that usually perfunctory introduction measure with expression and musical artistry; it was immediately arresting. It only got better from there.

His turn with one of the great melodies was gentle and played with rubato that matched the cello. This was just one of the details in his performance. He was a superb collaborator and in almost constant touch with the first violinist. His balance was also exceptional and that that includes balance between his hands. When the right had something to play, the left faded into the texture and vice versa.

All the beautiful music making aside, and there was plenty, this was a thoughtful performance. It was carefully planned out, but then he let it happen in the moment, and just paid attention to Dvořák’s music. It was lovely.

 

 

CONCERTO

with Fort Worth Symphony

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

 

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26

 

 

Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn
Georgy Tchaidze and conductor Leonard Slatkin in the Cliburn final concerto round

 

 

In every performance, Tchaidze has impressed with awesome technical prowess, superb musicianship and analytical and stylistic instincts. All those attributes came to the fore in this terrific performance of Prokofiev’s most popular concerto. It changes mood constantly from sarcasm and Rachmaninoff-ish romanticism to modernist dissonance and virtuosity. His touch varied just as widely, from barely audible to lush and then keenly aimed hammer stroke attacks from 8 inches above the keyboard.

Between Tchaidze and Leonard Slatkin’s empathic conducting, the multitude of tempo changes sounded like a natural progression. In lesser hands, they can be shocking. But not here. The piece took on a complete identity of a kaleidoscope of sudden changes merged into a single entity. A marvelous performance.

 

Other reviews of Georgy Tchaidze:

 

 

 CLIBURN COMPETITION SCHEDULE 

 

See links to all of our reviews that have posted here.

See the schedule of final performances here.

 

FINAL ROUNDS

  • Wednesday, June 7: 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 8: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10: 3 p.m.


AWARDS CEREMONY

  • Saturday, June 10: 7 p.m.
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