The opening concert of the Fourth Berliner Klavierfestival will be performed by Alexander Melnikov, a Scriabin specialist who will juxtapose Russian expressionism with French impressionism.

Marc André Hamelin and Yevgeny Sudbin were enthusiastically received by the audiences at their 2013 festival concerts. We're very pleased to be able to welcome back two such outstanding pianists. Hamelin again presents an extremely unusual and exciting Program, and Sudbin combines German classicism and Russian romanticism.

Since his recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Konstantin Lifschitz has often been mentioned in the same breath as Glenn Gould. We are eagerly awaiting his concert, when he shall be returning to the piece with which he made his name: The Goldberg Variations.

An expert on Russian Piano Music, Yuri Paterson-Olenich joins us for his eagerly awaited Berlin debut in our first "Late-Night" concert. This year's closing concert will be with French-Canadian Louis Lortie in a romantic evening of music by Chopin and Scriabin.