Alexei Lubimov

05.08.2022 – 21:00
Palazzo Sangiovanni               Alessano (LECCE)

Benefit concert for Ukraine

This concert celebrates peace and cultural solidarity across borders. The concert’s income will go to the order of Malta in support of Ukraine and Alexei Lubimov has very generously donated his fee to the cause.

This concert is not part of the membership, we ask a participation of min. 15€.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Impromptu in F minor, op.142/1, D.935

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-)

Bagatelles op.2 (2006)
Three Waltzes with Postludium, op.3 (2005-2006)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Two Impromptus, op.90/1 & 2, D.899 – in C Minor – in E flat Major

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-)

“Kitsch Music” (1977)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Two Impromptus, op.90/3 & 4, D.899 – in G flat Major – on A flat Major

Alexei Lubimov

Born in Moscow, pianist Alexei Lubimov is one of the most strikingly original musicians performing today. His large repertoire combined with his dedication to principle and musical morals make him a notable exception in today’s music scene.

Following studies with Heinrich Neuhaus, Alexei Lubimov established an early dual passion for baroque music performed on period instruments and 20th-century composers such as Schönberg, Webern, Stockhausen, Boulez, Ives, Ligeti, Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Silvestrov, Ustvolskaya and Pärt. He has premiered many contemporary works in Russia and founded a music festival there: “Alternativa,” where they are featured. He formed a quartet dedicated to baroque music during the 1970s when international travels became impossible.

While performing old and new music, however, Alexei Lubimov has continued to be an outstanding performer of classical and romantic repertoire as his many recordings show. As political restrictions were lifted in Russia during the 1980s, Alexei Lubimov emerged among the first rank of international pianists giving concerts in Europe, North America and Japan.

He has appeared with such orchestras such as the Helsinki-, Israel-, Munich-, St. Petersburg, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic in London, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Phil. de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Toronto Symphony and New York’s Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra under the most important international conductors: Ashkenazy, Järvi, Kondrashin, Hogwood, Mackerras, Norrington, Saraste, Salonen, Jurowski and Boreyko.

He has given performances on historical pianos with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Collegium Vocale Gent, Wiener Akademie and Concerto Köln.

In the world of chamber music, he performs regularly with famous soloists and ensembles at festivals throughout the world.