Maxim Kinasov – New Faces recital on 12 March 2023
Maxim Kinasov came on stage and threw himself into the keyboard with the same animal like ferocity that I have not seen since Richter. In fact it reminded me so much of Richter to see this young man so enveloped in the sounds that he was producing. Pulling, punching caressing the most wondrous rich sounds out of the piano. An Intermezzo dedicated to Brahms by Slonimsky opened his programme of dedications – to Brahms, Paganini, Bach and finally to the oppression of World War Two with Prokofiev’s 7th Sonata ,one of the Trilogy of War Sonatas.