Considered to be one of the greatest sets of variations for the keyboard, alongside Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations Op.120 is a monumental work, built from a single waltz by Anton Diabelli. Originally asked to compose just one variation in 1819, Beethoven returned to the work four years later, completing it with a staggering 33 variations.
Julian Trevelyan is a young British pianist with a growing international reputation. At the age of just sixteen, he came top in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2015 international piano competition – the youngest laureate in the history of this prestigious competition. Since then he has continued to build his career, including performing over twenty different concertos in both the UK and Europe.