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March 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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.
February 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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 [...]
January 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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.
December 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.
November 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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.
October 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.”
September 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.
June 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.
May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.
April 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm
(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.
March 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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.
February 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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.
January 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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).
December 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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.
November 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Lauded for his “impassioned and vigorous” playing (Pianomania), Evan Mitchell is quickly becoming a young artist to watch. Of a recent performance of Saint-Saëns’ Second Piano Concerto, the Kingsville Record praised his “perfect taste and style”. His recording of Claudio Santoro’s Sonata No. 4, “Fantasia” (1957) is featured on the 2012 CD release, “Piano de Pampa y Jungla: A Collection of Latin American Piano Music.” Evan holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music with High Distinction from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Arnaldo Cohen.