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      Roger McVey

      Roger McVey

      Roger McVey, piano

      Program: Sonata in C major, K.330 – W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) I. Allegro moderato II. Andante cantabile III. Allegretto Etude no. 2: Defensive Chili – Marc Mellits (b. 1966) Waiting for the Aeroplane – John Psathas (b. 1966) Sonata no. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (rev.1931) – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) I. Allegro agitato II. [...]

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      Michael Tsalka

      Michael Tsalka

      Michael Tsalka, piano

      Pianist and Early Keyboard performer Michael Tsalka (Israel-Netherlands) has won prizes and awards in Rome, Bayreuth, Bonn, Paris, Genoa, Tel-Aviv, Minneapolis, Berlin, Mexico City and Philadelphia. A versatile musician, he performs repertoire from the early Baroque to the contemporary on the modern piano, harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, square piano and chamber organ. Dr. Tsalka performs throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, Israel, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, and Latin America.

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      George Vatchnadze

      George Vatchnadze

      George Vatchnadze, Piano

      Program: L. V. Beethoven: Sonata, op. 81a in E flat major, Das Lebewohl (Les adieux) Adagio; Allegro Andante espressivo Vivacissimamente R. Schumann: Kinderscenen, op. 15 S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E flat major, op.23 no. 6 Etude-tableaux in D major, op.39 no. 9 “Deep authority and a stunning and reliable technique” Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times [...]

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      Jeffrey LaDeur

      Jeffrey LaDeur

      Jeff LaDeur, Piano

      Jeffrey LaDeur enjoys an increasingly busy career as soloist, chamber musician and educator. Praised for his “assured virtuosity” and “articulate, expressive work at the keyboard” (San Francisco Classical Voice) Jeffrey has concertized around the world including performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Eastman Theater, Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, and as artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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      Daniel Schlosberg

      Daniel Schlosberg

      Daniel Schlosberg, piano

      Ready, set, go! Daniel Schlosberg plays selections from his recent CD, “Child’s Play.” Exploring some classics of the repertoire as well as fun works by living composers, the family-friendly program will feature stories and offer a fresh approach to listening to a wide variety of piano music.

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      Michael Hall

      Michael Hall

      Michael Hall, viola & Yu-Sui Hung, piano

      Described by the New Music Connoisseur as “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today as having “superb technique,” violist Michael Hall is widely known for his interpretations of new music and collaborations with a diverse range of other artists. Pianist Yu-Sui Hung is an active solo and collaborative pianist who performs and teaches internationally.

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      WarnerNuzova (Wendy Warner, cello & Irina Nuzova, piano)

      WarnerNuzova (Wendy Warner, cello & Irina Nuzova, piano)

      WarnerNuzova (Wendy Warner, cello & Irina Nuzova, piano)

      World-renowned cellist Wendy Warner and eminent pianist Irina Nuzova are earning critical acclaim for their riveting performances as the duo WarnerNuzova. Classical Candor has written “it’s almost as if one performer were playing both instruments, they are so attuned to one another’s feeling and responses,” while AllMusic has praised WarnerNuzova’s “technically spotless, extremely tight ensemble playing, ideal balance between the two instruments, and a real sense of a singular musical vision.”

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      Anthony Molinaro

      Anthony Molinaro

      Anthony Molinaro, piano

      Called “genre-defying… An original, often iconoclastic thinker equipped with a leonine technique” by the Chicago Tribune, pianist Anthony Molinaro is a formidable figure in both classical music and jazz. Having composed many original genre-crossing compositions, he returns to PianoForte for a performance and discussion about his CD Here, There and Everywhere as well as his upcoming appearance at the International Beethoven Festival.

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      Svetlana Belsky, piano

      Svetlana Belsky, piano

      Svetlana Belsky

      Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered 100 years ago in Paris! Russian pianist Svetlana Belsky discusses and performs the entire work, transcribed for one piano by Chicago’s own Vladimir Leyetchkiss.

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      David Kalhous

      Pianist David Kalhous plays works of Scarlatti, Ligeti, Kurtag, Janacek and Chopin live from the Sherwood Community Music School of Columbia College Chicago on the Pianoforte Salon Series with Host Dave Schwann.

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      Ryan de Ryke & Daniel Schlosberg

      Ryan de Ryke & Daniel Schlosberg

      Ryan de Ryke, baritone & Daniel Schlosberg, piano

      (SPECIAL TIME: Friday 8:00 PM) In honor of National Poetry Month, this month’s broadcast will explore the art songs of Hugo Wolf, with texts by Eichendorff, Morike, and Goethe, performed by baritone Ryan de Ryke and pianist Daniel Schlosberg.

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      Blair McMillen

      Blair McMillen

      Blair McMillen, piano

      Pianist Blair McMillen plays works of Debussy, Marc Mellits, N. Mulley, and Joan Tower live from the Sherwood Community Music School of Columbia College Chicago on the Pianoforte Salon Series with Host Dave Schwann.

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      VOX 3 Collective

      VOX 3 Collective

      Schubertiade Preview featuring VOX 3 Collective

      The Vox 3 Collective: Alexia Kruger, Juliet Petrus and Ashlee Hardgrave with pianist James Morehead perform Geschlechtsverkehrt: Gender-bending songs for female voices by Franz Schubert live from the Sherwood Community Music School of Columbia College Chicago on the Pianoforte Salon Series with Host Dave Schwann.

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      Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

      Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

      Ieva Jokubaviciute

      Known for her deep musical and emotional commitment to a wide range of repertoire, Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute performs regularly throughout the US and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing ‘razorsharp intelligence and wit’ (The Washington Post) and as “an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight” (The New York Times).

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      Sebastian Huydts, piano

      Sebastian Huydts, piano

      Sebastian Huydts

      Pianist/Composer Sebastian Huydts returns to Pianoforte Salon Series to play Haydn’s Sonata in C minor and his own composition Papallones 12 miniatures for piano with Host Dave Schwann.

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