Engadin Festival - Gershwin Piano Quartet


08 August 2024

Hotel Reine Victoria, St. Moritz

Concert with Mischa Cheung, André Desponds, Benjamin Engeli, Stefan Wirth

Four pianists at four grand pianos - a rare sight! In 1996, André Desponds, who is equally well-versed in jazz and classical music, founded the quartet in this unusual line-up. The four men don't just play Gershwin, as their name might suggest, but they have mastered almost the entire classical repertoire and adapted it to their own needs. With virtuosity and humor, they serve the audience a rousing mixture of classical, jazz and Broadway show. A rare listening pleasure and a great pleasure!


Sergej Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Vocalise & Tarantella (arr. Benjamin Engeli)

George Gershwin (1898-1937): Embraceable You (arr. Earl Wild); I Got Rhythm (arr. Earl Wild)

George Gershwin: Concerto in F (arr. André Desponds)


Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Scheherazade op. 35 – reloaded for (almost) 1001 strings (arr. Mischa Cheung)

Sergei Rachmaninov: Prélude op. 32 Nr. 3 E-Dur

Cole Porter (1891-1964): Night 'N' Day (arr. Gershwin Piano Quartet)

Joseph Kosma (1905-1969): Autumn Leaves (Improvisation)

George Gershwin: I Got Rhythm (arr. André Desponds)

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