The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra presents one of the brightest stars of world classical music of the younger generation – the spectacular pianist Alice Sara Ott, at Kolarac Hall on Friday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. Under the baton of conductor Antonio Mendez, the pianist will play only with her left hand, and the program includes works by Ravel and Prokofiev.
The versatile Alice Sara Ott is a unique phenomenon on the music scene and is one of the most creative minds in classical music. Her list of collaborators includes the world’s most attractive names such as Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Antonio Pappano, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and many others. The exclusive artist of Deutsche Gramophone, she is also a talented illustrator and designer. Alice Sara Ott has created a recognizable line of handbags for Jost, one of the top German fashion brands. She was also the global brand ambassador for Technics and collaborated with the French luxury jewelry house Chaumet, which is part of the LVMH group.
She will perform one of the most attractive compositions written for piano, the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, by Maurice Ravel. The composer wrote this work for the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in World War One.
The entire philharmonic program this Friday is marked by exotic compositions under the direction of the young Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez, who is conducting the Belgrade Philharmonic for the first time. The concert begins by evoking the sensual Spanish flamenco rhythms in Ravel’s composition Alborada del gracioso. And the philharmonic audience can expect the concert to culminate in the second part when the conductor will present himself in his true colors with one of the most beloved works of the entire classical concert repertoire – excerpts from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev.