Programme to include
Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major from 4 Impromptus, D. 899
Fantasie in C major, D. 760, 'Wanderer Fantasy'
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
George Li won silver medal at the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and was promptly signed-up by Warner Classics. We welcome him to the Oxford Piano Festival for the first time, where he presents staples of the Austro-German piano repertoire at the church of St John the Evangelist. The idea of the fantasy is at the heart of his programme, which includes the outpouring of frustrated love that is Schumann’s Fantasie in C major and Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy – a journey from alienated exile to euphoric self-assurance that contains the grandest keyboard writing the composer would write.