Alexander Ullman at the RCM
Magnificent Grieg Piano Concerto from Alexander Ullman and the RCM orchestra under Peter Stark as winner of this years concerto prize.
All the youthful flamboyant virtuosity allied to an innate,unfailing musicality that allowed this unjustly neglected masterpiece to soar and sing as it has not done since it was so lovingly restored to the repertory by Artur Rubinstein.
A young mans vision full of passion and heartfelt cantabile passages that penetrated the magnificent youthful orchestral sounds on the very fine new Steinway Concert Grand that he was privileged to inaugurate. Winner of the prestigious Liszt/ Bartok International Piano Competition in Budapest five years ago at the age of only 20.
Having studied with William Fong at the Purcell School he won a scholarship to study at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with Leon Fleisher ( whose historic recording of the Grieg with Szell is a beacon for us all).Choosing on his return to the UK to perfect his studies at the Royal College of Music with Dmitri Alexeev and Ian Jones and selected to play for the prestigious YCAT and the Keyboard Charitable Trust concerts that help promote the very best young musicians .This young musician is fast making a name for himself as an unusually musical virtuoso.