Ruhr Piano Festival: Khatia Buniatishvili

Sun 9 June 2024

6 pm

Großer Saal

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Wherever she performs, there is excitement and suspense in the air which is discharged in exuberant performances. Perhaps that is why she manages effortlessly to fill even the largest concert venues with a solo piano recital. Khatia Buniatishvili underscores the fact that she is aware of the significance of role-play and expectations by sharing self-deprecating clips on TikTok that show how the world imagines she practises and what it is “really” like – in comfy clothes, sitting cross-legged, snacking on the sofa. In addition to the glamorous aura she exudes as an artist associated with Cartier, the Georgian polyglot stands up for her political convictions: she has not performed in Russia since 2008. Then as today, her focus and her sympathy are directed towards the victims of aggression. Even if her performances cannot change the world, they do make it a better place, at least for the duration of a concert.


Johann Sebastian Bach/Franz Liszt
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 S 462

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 17 in D minor, op. 31/2 “Tempest” | Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op. 57 “Appassionata”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in C major, K 545

Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major, S 244/6


Khatia Buniatishvili


Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr

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Worth Knowing For Your Visit

  • Performance Venue Grosser Saal

    The event is taking place in the Großer Saal, the heart of the Historische Stadthalle. Its famous acoustics, spectacular sense of space under a ceiling that is 17 metres high, its décor and galleries take one’s breath away time and again.

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The Historische Stadthalle is located in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia and lies in the centre of Wuppertal-Elberfeld. We are easily reached by public transport. The ICE train station and local bus stops are in the immediate vicinity.

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Make use of our flat day rate for parking. It only costs 4 euros. One useful tip: you can pay at the pay stations in the multi-storey car park itself or in the stairwell either when you return to your vehicle or in advance of attending events. That will save you time waiting at the pay stations after the end of events.


It goes without saying that the Historische Stadthalle is equipped to provide access for disabled people.

Wheelchair ramps and lifts (with announcement) will provide you with easy access to all rooms.

Parking spaces for disabled people are available both in the multi-storey car park and in the Südstrasse car park.

Toilets for disabled people can be found on the ground floor (to the right of the main entrance) at the eastern end of the foyer. They are clearly signposted.

A wheelchair is available in the building.

An unlimited number of wheelchair places is available in the Großer Saal.

Our concierge, foyer team and culinaria staff are happy to help should you need assistance at any time.