This month, Manchester welcomes the UK debut of celebrated Hungarian pianist Adam Gyorgy, performing music by Liszt and his own composition, A Day in New York (see video below). Regarded as one of the finest Liszt players, Gyorgy’s recitals are sensitive, playful and warm – witness him in action in Budapest here. As only the second date on his UK tour, this RNCM show is a must for classical fans new and old and the Manhattan-based pianist is a big fan of Manchester. A few years ago the staff at Forsyths on Deansgate let him secretly rehearse in the attic at the top of the building, which he followed with a breakfast at Koffee Pot. He’s crammed a lot into 32 years: in 2012 he opened EURO 2012 in Warsaw, with an interpretation of Chopin’s Winterwind, mixed by Beyonce collaborator, DJ Karmatronic, he has his own charity and has given TED talks. This is his first UK tour.

Wed 15 Oct, RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD. Tel: 0161 907 5200, 7.30pm, £22.50 (use code ADAMUK2014 when booking for £2 off tickets), or at the RNCM Box Office.

A Day in New York recorded at Grand Central Terminal:

Wed 15 Oct
Joshua Gordon
Published on:
Mon 13 Oct 2014