The young Mexican pianist María Hanneman will perform on April 20 at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the work Prelude of the Bells Op. 3, not. two by Sergei Rachmaninoff, as part of the winners’ gala for the first place he won at the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition in London in 2021, whose award ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.
Watch and listen to Maria Hanneman playing Rachmaninov
I’m going for everything!, and I would like to be the Javier Camarena of the piano or the Mexican Yuja Wang; I want to go very far and fulfill all my dreams. For example, playing alongside Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and also at Bellas Artes with an orchestra”, expressed the 16-year-old performer.
At the moment he is concentrating on his next appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. “It has always been a dream because the first time I heard about this stage I was about seven years old and I met it by watching a video on YouTube of the Russian pianist Evgueni Kisin. It has been a long dream to play there”, she expressed in an interview.
And he added: “I hope one day to present myself as a recitalist, representing Mexico in that room. I am very excited to play there. I love that prelude and playing it there is incredible because it reminds me a lot of Kisin when I saw him play that prelude at the Royal Albert Hall, I am very happy to play that prelude myself now”, Hanneman concluded.
Source: ADN 40