Here you can find a list of concerts, recitals and other public events in which Florian is expected to take part.
You can also find information about some of the past events in which Florian has taken part back to the autumn of 2014.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL EVENTS AFTER 14 MARCH 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED AND ARE NO LONGER LISTED HERE. ONCE THE MEDIUM TO LONGER TERM FUTURE IS CLEARER, EVENTS WILL BE LISTED AS THEY ARE RE-ARRANGED.
Florian is excited to join an innovative project in Romania – Unseen: concerts in the dark. This new concept is the brainchild of Cristina Bobe, a visionary photographer and a sensitive artist, whose creativity will surely revolutionise the world of the performing arts. Her philosophy concentrates around our inner experience of the work of art. Unseen invites the audience to a deeply personal experience. Lights are turned off, in order to light the imagination and encourage audiences to go on an introspective journey, led by classical music. Darkness amplifies our listening experience, our attention is turned away from sight, and channelled purely towards sound, which is the only link left between the performer and the audience member. The whole evening is a holistic experience, which will challenge your mind, your emotions, and will, hopefully, leave you transformed.
Florian is proposing a programme of pieces inspired by the idea of darkness. We start with a Beethoven Sonata (op. 53), which he wrote when his hearing was getting seriously impaired. The darkness of loss of hearing for Beethoven meant an intense spiritualisation, and transcendence of reality, into the sphere of emotions and inner sounds.
The programme then continues with Mozart’s D minor Fantasy, a fragment, unfinished by Mozart, written in the key of his Requiem. Here we experience the darkness as the interruption brought over by death. We will never know how Mozart wished this piece to end. It ends in the dark, and leaves us with a big question mark.
Cristina asked Florian to include Arvo Part’s Fur Alina. Part composed this piece for a family friend who was experiencing a deep personal trauma – following her divorce and the break-up of her marriage, her daughter leaves her, and goes to live with her father, leaving the mother behind, in loneliness. The darkness of loneliness and solitude is expressed through the bleak sounds of this exceptional piano piece.
The programme ends in the darkness of hell. In Liszt’s Dante-Sonata, darkness is personified by spiritual powers, way beyond those of men. The piece places the listener in the Darkness of Dante’s Inferno, and makes them experience all the psychological torment, before reaching the key of F-sharp major (the mystical tonality, according to Liszt himself), and delivering a long-awaited feeling of redemption before its earth-shattering conclusion.