Bravo Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough today travels to Brisbane, where he will perform tomorrow night. The Sydney audience was blown away by Stephen’s performance last night – there were a full 10 seconds of silence at the conclusion of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor before an appreciative “Bravo” rang out through the concert hall. Several encores were followed by a lively Meet the Artist session broaching topics from Stephen’s composing to how living in the US taught him to appreciate a good shower!
Praise for Stephen’s performances continues to pour in. Australian Stage Online wrote of his performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra:
“Stephen Hough (piano) transported Mozart’s writing into a sacred experience. His impeccable technique and immaculate reading of the score were coupled with a very rare quality – a centre of attention and inner mindfulness which are only present in the work of great masters. This produced an immense effect on the audience and brought him back to the stage several times. Hough’s encore paid homage to Dvorák. During his performance of ‘Songs my mother taught me’, the fourth song in the cycle ‘Gypsy Songs’, more than 2000 people were in the palm of his hand. The silence at the end was a sign of a musician having conveyed all truth and beauty. ”
You can also learn more about Stephen’s program in this podcast of 2MBS FM’s Musica Viva Concert Special, presented by Genevieve Lang.