From Wikipedia: “At the age of 11 he could play Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes, considered to be one of the most difficult sets of works ever written for the piano, and also Brahms’s Paganini Variations.”
This is certainly more impressive than Solomon playing Tchaik 1 at age 10 and Brahms 1 at age 11 or Sgouros playing Rach 3rd at 12. It’s so incredible that I’m not sure I believe it.
I rezpec dat…but it duznt mean anything…I know one girl how learnt and perform that piece in concert when she was 6 (ok…I didnt hear that) and she is around 15 now but she isnt yet an accomplish piniat (as she was supposed to be)
Well, he played the first movement in concert, along with the Liszt Hungarian Fantasia, when he was about 8 or 9… but he didn’t play the whole Concerto for a few years after that. Though, I guess that doesn’t mean a whole lot - the 3rd mov is no harder than the first.