Grigory Sokolov is considered one of the most important pianists of our time. He is reluctant to give interviews; his concert programs are always announced shortly before the performance. He also does not perform with an orchestra, as rehearsal times are too short for him. What can already be guessed here is an unrestricted devotion to music. Sokolov immerses himself for months in his recital programs, which take him to the world's most important stages during extensive tours and fascinate critics and audiences alike in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall New York or the Vienna Musikverein. The remarkably unusual character and extraordinary qualities of his playing were summed up in a recent review: "Sokolov stunned listeners with a style of piano playing, musical competence and artistry that one thought was lost forever."