Member Posts: I feel he should be in the list without a doubt, but I think, like Volodos, Etuda Op. 2, he is such a recent up-and-comer that he was too late to be listed. His tecnique is out of this world and he knows it he plays everything just about as fast as he can.
His interpretations aren't typically the most thought-provoking but he can sure make fireworks - one of his favorite encores is Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase which is played in almost half the time as Bolet and Cziffra. Yeah Sgouros is without doubt one of the greatest piano performance prodigies ever. The complete works of Liszt, Beethoven and Chopin plus hundreds of smaller solo and chamber works and 45 concertos all memorized and performance ready since the age of like 12 with stellar technique and musicality to match.
As if that weren't enough, he also has a ridiculous number of operas memorized and is fluent in several different languages and has done graduate work in math. Still not enough? For all that you would think you'd hear a lil bit more about him. I believe he is pretty popular in Europe tho which is where he mainly concertizes. And I've heard his expressive qualities have dimmed significantly as he's grown older kinda backwards isn't it?
That wouldn't surprise me. Prodigies who are deprived of a proper childhood usually learn how to entertain others rather than communicate with them, in a human-to-human sense, thus making them respected artists But, I've only heard a few Sgouros recordings--including his Rach 3 at age and I have to say that although I'm really impressed, I would think twice about comparing his expressive nature to greats like Rubinstein, etc I would have to hear a more recent recording, though.
For all I know he's the best pianist alive today Also, there's a story about him involving Richter, who had made a temporary stop at some music hall in Italy or something like that, dunno the specifics before being rushed into a back room excitedly by a piano teacher, who told Richter that he must listen to this new prodigy. Richter, who had heard hundreds of "prodigies" in his lifetime, was reluctant but finally agreed to humour the man.
Well, needless to say, Etuda Op. 2 was more than impressed by young Sgouros, who played for 3 or 4 hours for Richter without repeating a single piece Richter could stop and say "Ehhh Beethoven Op. Richter came out of the hall with huge eyes and told his friend--or whoever the man was--that he had asked the boy what he wanted to do when he grew up.
Sgouros turned to Richter from the bench and said "Sviatoslav Richter! He did not record the Rachmaninoff d minor at 12, he recorded at 14 with the Berlin philarmonic. He is possibly the most outstanding virtuoso under Or even overall. Absolutely stunning. Omnibus — Rate This. Season 17 Episode 6. All Episodes Already a renowned performer on the international stage, Added to Watchlist.
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