Artistic Director David Deveau performs with beloved Festival favorites—violinist Andres Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams— for the Festival’s final weekend. The program reflects folk-inspired themes which balance both lightness and melancholy.


HAYDN: Trio in G major, “Gypsy”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op.67
DVOŘÁK: Piano Trio in E minor, Op.90 “Dumky”

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David Deveau, piano

"A splendid pianist" --The Boston Globe

Now in his twenty-second (and final) year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire. He has been heard on four continents in recital, concerti and chamber music, and in recent years has presented the world premieres of works of John Harbison, Peter Child, Scott Wheeler and other significant American composers. He has performed frequently throughout North America and made his debut tour of China in 2005. A music faculty member at MIT since 1988, Deveau has given master classes at the top universities and conservatories in the country.  David Deveau’s recently released CD Siegfried Idyll by Steinway Classics received rave reviews including the New York Times hailing that “…pianist David Deveau gives a sensitive account of a fascinating solo piano transcription of Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’…It’s a revelation to hear this sublime, intimate work played on the piano.” 

“Altogether, this recital was, in short, one of those musical events that linger long in the memory – not for grandeur of effect and not for dazzlement, but for lyric expression that goes straight to the heart of the matter.”  The New York Times