Her technique is dazzling, her tone wonderfully varied, from crystalline purity to powerfully raw, and the energy propelling her playing seems unstoppable.” The Guardian
Alice Sara Ott: Echoes of Life — a mysterious kaleidoscope of moods” The Times
A kaleidoscopic and immersive multimedia recital by German-Japanese piano star Alice Sara Ott!
Alice Sara Ott’s 10th album, “Echoes of Life,” released on Deutsche Grammophon, has been transformed into an original concert experience. “Echoes Of Life” reveals the delicate subtleties of Chopin’s 24 Preludes, interspersed with seven works by contemporary composers including György Ligeti, Tōru Takemitsu and Ott herself. The recital is accompanied by a video installation by architect Hakan Damirel, presenting a truly immersive and creative concert journey.
Since the project premiered at the Southbank Centre, London in November 2021, the project has toured to many major venues and festivals including in Paris, Munich, Lucerne, and Istanbul plus a major tour in Japan. And now, finally to Hong Kong!
In the beginning was
24 Preludes, Op. 28, no. 1-4
Musica Ricercata, I. Sostenuto
24 Preludes, Op. 28, no. 5-9
24 Preludes, Op. 28, no. 10-15
Prelude in C Sharp Major
24 Preludes, Op. 28, no. 16-18
Litany: I. Adagio
24 Preludes, Op. 28, no. 19-20
24 Preludes, Op. 28, no. 21-24
Lullaby To Eternity (on fragments of Mozart’s “Lacrimosa”)
Echoes Of Life is a personal reflection on the thoughts and moments that influence and change our lives. It also portrays the journey and transformation I took to become the person and artist I see myself as today. In interpreting music from composers who, in their own time, challenged the system and redefined music, I see it as my role as a classical musician to carry this spirit forward by not insisting on reproducing bygone traditions and limitations.”
– Alice Sara Ott