Where’s Pires?

Where’s Pires?


norman lebrecht

October 11, 2017

The esteemed pianist, who yesterday announced her imminent retirement, opened the Israel Philharmonic season last night with Beethoven’s third piano concerto, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

She will give ten performances of the work, up and down the country, over the next 12 days.

Not resting yet.


  • Olassus says:

    An astonishing seven performances in Tel Aviv, a strong display of demand.

  • Sanity says:

    We’ll all miss her; but she deserves the rest!

  • Eyal Braun says:

    In addition, she is also taking part in two chamber music concerts (Schubert’s “trout” quintet) during her current visit to Israel.

    The 2017\18 concert season of the IPO is really very attractive – almost every concert features a top conductor (Mehta, Honeck , V. Petrenko, K. Petrenko, Heras-Cassado, V. Jurowski, Noseda, I. Fischer…) and a top soloist (Perahia, Pires, Tetzlaff, Buchbinder, Trifonov)


    • Anton Bruckner says:

      Indeed this season is more attractive than previous seasons. A more adventurous repertoire and an opportunity for top Israeli conductors who work abroad other than Lahav Shani (e.g. Volkov, Welber) will however be appreciated.

  • George Marcus says:

    Dieu merci!
    No Bang Bang (a.k.a Lang Lang) or the Dud!