A unique and unusual musical experience of world-class orchestral music-making!

The excellent German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott started playing the piano at the age of four: her talent and absolutely incredible progress and development as a pianist are truly surprising, so the professional public jestingly named her Alice from Wonderland. The young pianist collaborates with the world's largest orchestras and conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Paavo Järvi, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä or Myung-Whun Chung and is known as one of the world's most competent interpreters of Ludwig van Beethoven’s music, whose Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor she will also play in the Zagreb concert! The program will also include gems of English music of the 19th and 20th centuries. William Walton's attractive and ravishing music Prelude and Fugue in C minor achieved world fame under the title The Spitfire, as the piece was originally part of the film score about R. J. Mitchell, the inventor of that famous British Royal Air Force (RAF) plane. The chef d'oeuvre of the evening will be perhaps the most famous piece by an English composer – the famous Enigma Variations on an Original Theme by Edward Elgar. This monumental piece, extremely rich in musical substance and wonderful atmospheres, is a great opportunity for one of the world's best orchestras to showcase all the magic of its musicians’ marvellous skills!

About The CBSO at Zagreb Vatroslav Lisinski Hall

Full Programme

  • Walton, Spitfire Prelude and Fugue in C minor 
  • Beethoven, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor 
  • Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme