Some superb sounds from this young Romanian pianist playing for the Keyboard Trust,invited by Hugh Mather into the mecca that he and his team have created in this beautiful little 12th century redundant church.
Redundant no longer thanks to this retired physician who dedicates his time to helping all the remarkable young musians that flock to London from all parts of the world.
I remember Cherkassky saying that although travelling the world continuously until well into his 80’s,London was always the indisputed capital for music and the only place to be.
Cristian is a natural musician where music pours out of him without any artefacts.
The same physical stature of an Ashkenazy he too looks as though he was born to play the piano.
All his physical movements only underlined the sounds that he was able to conjure out of the piano.
This well used but lovingly looked after Yamaha piano he exclaimed afterwards to Dr Mather how much he had enjoyed playing it.
It is not an easy piano but in the hands of a true musician we can be convinced, as he was, that in that moment it is the only instrument for him.
Richter used to say he did not want to choose a piano but he loved delving into any instrument and learning like a true Don Giovanni the secret path to seduction!
Cristian certainly did that with a sumptuous muticoloured performance of Ravel’s most elusive of scores that is “Miroirs”.
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