Abdel Rahman El Bacha about Bechstein
Prokofiev and the love relationship to the grand piano
Abdel Rahman El Bacha, one of the greatest pianists of our time, plays Prokofiev on Bechstein and speaks in the artist's dressing room about the merits of the grand piano, "If there is a close relationship with a grand piano, you could almost call it a love relationship. Then there is a merger between the performer and the instrument. One can only dream of this as a pianist," The fact that Abdel Rahman El Bacha has formed a very close bond to Bechstein is more than clear in the interview: "I have always loved Bechstein, because of its intimacy, because of its gentle tone, its singing tone ... "
Abdel Rahman El Bacha, born 1958 in Beirut, played Bach's D minor Concerto publicly when he was ten years old. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, which he left in 1977 decorated with four first prizes. In 1978 he won the Reine Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Thereafter, his international career unfolded. Recently he has recorded a new CD in Japan on Bechstein.