Martin Cousin Pianist:
Mozart Sonata in A minor K310;
Brahms Fantasien Op 116;
Rachmaninov Sonata no.2 in Bb minor Op.36
Martin Cousin is now regarded as one of the most exceptional pianists of his generation, having been awarded 1st Prize at the 2005 Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Seregno, Italy) and Gold Medal at the 2003 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition (London).
Martin has appeared regularly in the major British musical venues since graduating from the Royal College of Music, making his London solo debut at the Purcell Room in 1998. Numerous solo recitals followed, notably at the Wigmore Hall in 2001,2005 and 2011. He has performed as concerto soloist with the London Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia and BBC Concert Orchestras. Performances further afield have included tours of New Zealand, the US, Italy and concerts in Stockholm, Brussels, Toronto, Tokyo, Berne and The Hague.
“Martin Cousin…a master in the art of the tapered phrase, the dying fall and the precisely weighted texture”
“Chopin’s B minor sonata…objective, aristocratic account by the Scottish-born pianist Martin Cousin…he evoked Ravel’s ‘Oiseaux Tristes’ beautifully and dressed Chopin’s First Ballade in all its splendour, before a deeply intelligent account of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor..”