12 Mar In Poland, Siviero performs Chopin in Warsaw and Białystok
It is always a great responsibility to play a composer in his homeland. For a pianist, it is even greater when we speak of Chopin: all the work of this genius was written for piano, or has on the piano its main instrument. A must stop in the life of any pianist. A real challenge.
In Warsaw, Alvaro Siviero’s interpretation played a powerful light on Chopin’s romanticism with a strong combative, fearless and optimistic bias, away from the traditional interpretation that tends to shape the composer with greater nostalgia, melancholy, and a certain sad pessimism. The reading given by Siviero did not go unnoticed as much to the critic as to the great public present, in particular, the great-granddaughter of Ludwika Jędrzejewicz. Ludwika, to those who did not know it, was Chopin’s older sister.
Białystok, called Poland’s green lungs because of its location in an ecologically clean area, is the largest Polish city located in the northeastern part of the country, bordering Belarus. The strong cold wind and low temperatures did not prevent the concert hall from being filled with people who, warmly, welcomed the performance of the pianist. “I confess that I did not know the strong sentimental vein of the Polish people when verifying that their emotions brought them to tears,” affirmed Siviero. The day after the recital, Siviero was the artist invited by the promoter institution to hold a seminar on Music and Beauty.
Before returning to Brazil, Alvaro Siviero was in Zelazowa-Wola, the birthplace of the composer Frèdèric Chopin. This is the third time the pianist Alvaro Siviero performs in Poland, having previously performed in Warsaw, Szczecin and Gdansk (in the last city performing Chopin’s Concerto n.l for piano and orchestra with Polska Filharmonia Bałtycka im. Fryderyka Chopina w Gdańsku).