Emmanuel Despax in a black polo neck holding his left hand

Emmanuel Despax, Chopin Piano Concertos

April 19 & 20, 2022 6:30 PM

Emmanuel Despax, Chopin Piano Concertos

April 19 & 20, 2022 6:30 PM

This is a rare occasion to hear both Chopin piano concertos in their very popular chamber version (piano and string quintet), which Chopin himself often played in the early part of his life, when he was hungry for fame and accomplishment in the eyes of the culturally diverse European society. French pianist Emmanuel Despax, who has already appeared at Fidelio, is joined by some extraordinary section leaders of top London orchestras for this very special programme.

Programme

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Emmanuel Despax, piano

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, violin

Kana Kawashima, violin

Elliott Perks, viola

Ella Rundle, cello

Toby Hughes, double-bass

Menu

Butternut squash ravioli with saffron butter velouté

OR

Tomato tartare with green olive crumb, horseradish and green tomato syrup  (V)

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Skate wing with shrimp, smoked butter, roast shallots and cannellini beans

OR

Braised trumpet royal mushrooms with farro, zhoug and cashew cream (V)

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Coffee cremeux with cacao nibs, green apple and brown sugar crumb