Platform is delighted to present a rare live performance from Lubomyr Melnyk, one of the most extraordinary pianists and composers of our day.
Melnyk has been called The Prophet Of The Piano because of his life-long devotion to the instrument, and for his work in pushing boundaries. In the mid-1970s, while living in Paris, he created Continuous Music - a totally new language for the piano, requiring amazing technical abilities that use the full natural voice of the piano to maintain a continuous, unbroken stream of sound.
Rooted in the traditional Classical piano technique - with reminiscences of Liszt and Brahms - his composition introduces many influences from Eastern philosophy, as well as minimal music, combining these into a wonderful mixture of modern romantic harmonies and melodies.
Using his extraordinary piano abilities to generate over 19.5 notes per second in each hand, he is the fastest pianist ever recorded. Since the early 1970s he has produced an astonishing oeuvre of more than 120 works, most for solo or double piano, and has blazed wholly new paths in contemporary music.
A true innovator exploring new directions for contemporary music, this performance promises to be a mind-opening experience.