Stephen Kovacevich 70th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall, London

Stephen Kovacevich’s birthday concert was a wonderful musical collaboration amongst friends. The Belcea Quartet joined Kovacevich for a performance of Brahms’ tremendous F minor quintet followed by a rather thrilling performance of Liszt’s B minor sonata by rising star Khatia Buniatishvili. The night belonged to Kovacevich and Argerich with a high spirited performance of Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion , their 1977 recording won a Gramophone Award.

In a fitting tribute to a much loved pianist, audience and musical colleagues alike, joined in a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.

Stephen Kovacevich is a regular and much loved performer in the Medici Concerts International Piano Series.