A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and featuring world-renowned concert pianist, Nicholas McCarthy. The only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music, McCarthy has performed around the globe, including the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a piano concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. Assassin, Gavrilo Princip, is in prison, his withered arm tied up with piano wire. Together they weave a true story that spans 100 years.
Concerto is a deconstructed and re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music to overcome tragedy.
A conductor will become an assassin. An audience will become an orchestra. And a pianist will play.
This event is part of Enable US Festival.