Music at Hubbard Hall
Giorgi Latso in Concert
Piano for Piggies
Works by Poulenc, Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff performed in a small corral containing six young pigs and Hubbard Hall's Steinway piano.
Why would an internationally acclaimed Georgian concert pianist who has performed in major concert Halls around the world want to perform for pigs? Last Spring, following a salon performance at Hubbard Hall, pianist Giorgi Latso visited a local pig farm and felt a very genuine and spontaneous response of “I want to play for them.”
Giorgi was born in 1978, and at age 3 became fascinated by the piano. By age 10 Giorgi was entered into the Georgian National Students Competition and, upon winning first place, was invited to perform Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op.15 at the annual Gala Concert held at the Tbilisi State Concert Hall. Twenty five years later Georgi has earned a Doctorate from the Thornton School of Music, recorded numerous CDs and DVDs, earned the prestigious designation as a Steinway Artist, become a professor at the Vienna Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, Austria and performed in major concert Halls around the world.
Giorgi has been hailed by the press as “a magnificent pianist and a magician of impeccable technique”, “Sheer poetry and art of the highest order”, “Today's piano playing at its very best”, and “one of the world-class virtuosi of the 21st century”. However, no one knew of his deep fascination with pigs until his chance visit to Hubbard Hall and a local farm one year ago.
The public is invited to see and hear Giorgi perform works by Poulenc, Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff in a small corral containing six young pigs and Hubbard Hall’s Steinway piano. Although it may be a curiosity to witness someone who is driven to communicate with pigs, as well as people through his art, we are certain the audience will be treated to exceptional music. The concerts will be filmed.