Classical pieces mixed with jazz
By Tatiana Bolgovskaya
The Classics Meets Jazz programme explores a new musical movement in Belarusian piano music. The idea appeared during Mr. Kucherenko’s study of classical and jazz styles on the piano. After noticing their common features, he has combined the genius of classical music and the contemporary flavour of jazz, paying tribute to the rich legacy of Liszt and other great composers. His experimentation adds jazz elements to classical pieces, synthesizing the ‘old’ and ‘new’.