Astana Hosts Concert Featuring Argentine Pianist Luis Ascot

ASTANA – Argentine pianist and Geneva Conservatory of Music honourary professor Luis Ascot presented a concert at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall June 16 featuring works by Chopin and Liszt and the Argentine tango.


Performing on the main stages of the U.S., Europe, India and China, the musician always includes works by Liszt and Alberto Ginastera in the programme, according to theatre’s press release.

An outstanding interpreter of Ginastera’s works, Ascot has promoted the composer’s music throughout his career. He received critical acclaim for his performance of Ginastera’s piano works and his Concert No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.28.

“My interpretation of Alberto Ginastera’s music is close to the emotions that the composer wanted to invest in his own creation when he created it. Primarily, I always serve the composer and take responsibility for the interpretation of each piece which I play,” said Ascot.

The concert featured Chopin’s Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op.48 No.1 and Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op.47; Haydn’s Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI / 35; Astor Piazzolla’s Angel Trilogy; Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major, S.172 and Petrarch Sonnet No.104 in E Major and Ginastera’s Milonga, Sonata No.1, Op. 22.

The event was held with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Kazakhstan.


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