Francesco joins Sir Mark Elder and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre on 8 February for his debut concert with the orchestra. He performs Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3, which he performed with the Dresden Philharmonic and Marek Janowski in December.
Francesco’s last concert under Sir Mark Elder came with the Hallé Orchestra in 2016, performing Dvorák Piano Concerto in G minor. Bachtrack wrote:
“Piemontesi’s playing was in turn assertive and reflective and he dazzled in the dramatic first movement cadenza. The Andante sostenuto second movement was striking for its memorable opening melody, played first by horn and stings and then by the piano, and for the dramatic dialogue between piano and orchestra. The finale was dominated by dance-like themes and took us to an exhilarating conclusion”