Grigory Sokolov in Salle Philharmonique

Sublime freedom and masterly control

On June 11, the Russian grandmaster among pianists will perform for the first time in the magnificent hall of the Philharmonique in Liėge, under the auspices of World Master Pianists. Grigory Sokolov is undoubtedly one of the most impressive living pianists.

He turns music to his will with such conviction that it is taken for granted, and yet it sounds new. His performance is a search for the essence, for deeper layers, and under his hands every familiar piece becomes a discovery. Sokolov is superior, but never arrogant; he is the very top, but above everything else he puts himself at the service of the music.

Following one of his recitals, a reviewer of NRC Handelsblad: “You can seek your happiness in travel, spiritual trips or books. Or you can attend a recital by the Russian master pianist. An evening with Sokolov is like a journey, because his music is itself an adventure of, and for, the mind. Sokolov is not to be missed: the sacred concentration that occurs when a pianist lives for music as a sublime expression of human ability, suffering and ecstasy.”

A concert not to be missed!

Grigory Sokolov

Grigory Sokolov in Salle Philharmonique

11 June, 2023
The Philharmonic Hall - Liège
Tickets vanaf: euro


  • Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)

    Ground in Gamut in G major, Z. 645
    Suite no. 2 in G minor Z. 661
    A New Irish Tune [Lilliburlero] in in G major Z. 646
    A New Scotch Tune in G minor Z. 655
    Trumpet Tune, called the Cibell] in C major Z.T. 678
    Suite no. 4 in A minor Z. 663
    Round O in D minor Z.T. 684
    Suite no. 7 in D minor Z. 668
    Almand, very slow “Bell-bar”
    Chacone in G minor Z.T. 680

  • Intermission
  • W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

    Sonate no. 13 in B flat major KV 333 (315c) op. 7 no. 2
    Andante cantabile
    Allegretto grazioso
    Adagio in B minor KV 540

  • Grigory Sokolov is undoubtedly one of the most impressive living pianists. Performances of this Russian master are so convincing in their conception that they sound both natural and new.

  • Philharmonic Hall


    The Philharmonic Hall was inaugurated in 1887. Since the inauguration, with the help of Eugène Ysaÿe, it has seen the greatest artists of its time walk its halls: from Gustav Mahler (who conducted his 2nd Symphony there) to Olivier Messiaen, Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio, Philippe Boesmans or Pascal Dusapin. Since September 2000 it is wholly managed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, which gives its own symphonic concerts there, as well as hosting chamber music, world music or early music performances. The hall has a capacity of 1.129 seats.

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