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BRENDEL PROTEGE'S A REAL FIRESTARTER; Classical.

Byline: PATSY FULLER

CONCERTGOERS in Coventry will next week get the chance to hear a gifted young pianist whose talent has set the music world buzzing.

Twenty-year-old Kit Armstrong will be the soloist when the Berlin Symphony Orchestra comes to Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday.

Kit is a British-Taiwanese pianist and composer whose talent so impressed the great Alfred Brendel that he became his mentor.

The pair were the subject of a film about genius and protg called Set The Piano Stool On Fire, which was released last year.

Kit will be playing Mozart's much-loved piano concerto No 21, known as the Elvira Madigan, after the film in which the concerto's slow movement was featured. The concert is the last in the current series at the arts centre and, with Beethoven's mighty Third Symphony (Eroica) also on offer, it should be a fitting climax.

Weber's Der Freischutz completes the programme. The conductor will be the veteran Swiss maestro Mario Venzago. Tickets 024 7652 4524.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 11, 2012
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