CLASSICAL Alexander Bernstein (piano)
NCH John Field Room, 8pm ¤20/¤15 nch.ie
US pianist Alexander Bernstein, a pupil of John O’Conor, took the second prize at the last Dublin International Piano Competition in 2015. He is one of the small number of players to have wowed at the competition with a piece by a living composer, Frederic Rzewksi’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. That forms the climax of his John Field Room programme, which builds up to it through Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations, Beethoven’s Eroica Variations and Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.