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October 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Program: Albeniz, Issac (1860-1909) “Triana” from Iberia Book II Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata” I. Allegro assai II. Andante con moto III. Allegro ma non troppo-Presto Wang, Lisan (1933-2013) Fantasy-Sonata “Black Soil-The Memory of Er-Ren-Zhuan” (2007) Born in Shanghai where, from age 4, he studied the piano privately […]
September 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition, Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.
August 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Miki Aoki plays music by Mozart, Chopin, and Gershwin.
June 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Program: Kreisleriana, op. 16 by Robert Schumann I. Äußerst bewegt II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch III. Sehr aufgeregt IV. Sehr langsam V. Sehr lebhaft VI.Sehr langsam VII. Sehr rasch VIII. Schnell und spielend Reflections in the water by Claude Debussy Movement by Claude Debussy Impromptu in G-flat major op. 90, no. 3 by […]
May 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Program: Winston Choi Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Contrapuncti Nos. I, IV, V, VI, IX, XI from the Art of the Fugue BWV 1080 Sebastian Huydts Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783) Sonata in C sharp minor R.356 Sonata in D flat Major R.417 (ca. 1772) Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Fantasia Baetica (1919) Canadian pianist Winston Choi is […]
April 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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. […]
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.