Bozar starts its summer concerts in Coudenberg Palace courtyard

Jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms, tango, Bach on the piano, electronic music, are in the programme

Photo: Bozar Bozar building in Brussels.

After almost a year of remote online performances, Bozar, the emblematic cultural institution of Brussels, invites music lovers to its series of live concerts in the courtyard of the Coudenberg Palace.

From 12 to 20 June, Bozar offers a vibrant programme of jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms, tango, electronic music, Bach on the piano, a musical journey to the court of Emperor Charles V, the romanticism of Schubert, the humour of Satie, among others.

An exceptional piano will be showed by the Chris Maene Straight Strung Grand Piano. This parallel string grand piano, commissioned by Daniel Barenboim in 2013, combines the sonic richness characteristic of historic pianos with the volume, clarity, range and playing comfort of the best modern grand pianos. This unique instrument was praised by pianists such as Martha Argerich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Eric Le Sage and Jef Neve.

The Soledad group will bring together Piazzola's tango nuevo, the music of Ravel, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Supertramp and Jeff Buckley, and will also present compositions by Richard Galliano, Michel Lysight, Daniel Capelletti and Frédéric Devreese with the sounds of bandoneon, accordion, piano and violin.

The focus of the recital of the young Belgian pianist Florian Noack, who recently won a succession of the most prestigious prizes, will be Chopin's  Préludes. It will be combined with a piece by Bach, a major source of inspiration for Chopin. The organisers revealed that the discovery of the evening will be undoubtedly the Études Transcendantes by Sergei Lyapunov that Noack will shortly be releasing on CD.

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