The pianist Alexandre Kantorow has just achieved a feat, that of winning the first prize at the Tchaikovsky competition, at just 22 years of age. A first for a Frenchman since the inception of the competition, considered the olympics of the classic, in 1958. In the first round to the final, Wednesday, June 26, during which he performed the second concerto of Tchaikovsky, Alexander Kantorow has proven its outstanding musical maturity, his technique impeccable and his deep sensitivity. This victory reveals a great artist and marked the beginning of a career of masterful.
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“I believe that I will always have doubts, before each concert. That is the question : is what I am legitimate to play, here, this evening ? You have to live with it”
LE FIGARO. – You have just won one of the most prestigious awards in the classical, if not the most recognized. Van Cliburn, Mikhail Pletnev and Boris Berezovsky have won before you. Is it intimidating?
Alexandre Kantorow. – There, I still don’t have the hindsight to tell you that. I …
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