Grigory Sokolov

"He is the best pianist of all," says Daniel Barenboim about Grigory Sokolov. Fans follow him everywhere to hear extraordinary piano playing – and not least his encores, which the pianist always generously showers upon his audience. Legends surround his playing: that he never hits a wrong note, finds a unique timbre for each composer, and never changes his flawless interpretations. He also gave a memorable answer to the question of how many hours a day he practices: “Twenty-four. Because ‘practice’ doesn’t mean how much you play, but whether it sounds right in your head."

Cooperation and partnership

Patrons of the Concert: Günther Steffen and Regina Scheel