Adam Laloum piano
One of France's most promising young pianists tackles Schubert's last major work, the serene and enigmatic Sonata No.23
Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, 18 pieces op. 6
Schubert Sonata No. 23 D. 960
Despite his shyness and apparent fragility, we should have no doubts about his genuine ambition and unflinching willpower. He is his own harshest critic, yet each of his performances is highly mature and always surprises with its consummate degree of achievement, whatever the repertoire. This winner of the 2009 Clara Haskil competition stands out among the pianists of his generation due to his affinity for Romanticism dominated by the visions of Schumann, Schubert and Brahms. With vibrant sensitivity, he runs the full gamut of tortured or energetic feelings, from the Davidsbündlertänze by Schumann to the quasi-cosmic epic of Schubert last sonata. Adam Laloum epitomises charm and inspiration.