Armstrong replaces Yefim Bronfman at short notice and appears in two concerts at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall

Kit Armstrong will be the soloist in two concerts of Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, led by the orchestra's principal conductor Christian Thielemann. Armstrong plays the concerts at Suntory Hall in place of Yefim Bronfman, who has fallen ill. The concerts on 22 and 23 November are part of a Tokyo Residency of Staatskapelle Dresden on the occasion of Suntory Hall’s 30th anniversary. Kit Armstrong performs Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5.

The concerts at Suntory Hall mark Kit Armstrong’s debut with the world-renowned Staatskapelle Dresden, a further milestone in the remarkable career of this exceptional 24-year-old pianist. Recent highlights include Armstrong’s recital debut in the prestigious "Master Pianists" series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as his first collaboration with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Among the upcoming highlights in the current concert season is Kit Armstrong’s debut with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, as well as his return to the Staatskapelle Dresden: in April 2017 Kit Armstrong performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.453 conducted by Omer Meir Wellber at the Semperoper in Dresden.

Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, Conductor
Kit Armstrong, Piano

Beethoven Piano Concertos
No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19
No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73

Tokyo, Suntory Hall
22 November, 2016 | 7:00 pm
23 November, 2016 | 5:00 pm

Further information about the concerts is available on the websites of Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and of Suntory Hall.

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