PROGRAM

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A minor, D.784
SCRIABIN:
Etude, Op. 65, No. 1
Etude in D-flat Major, Op. 8, No. 10
Prelude, Op. 59, No. 2
Poeme, Op. 32, No. 1
Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A major, D.959

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Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 International Chopin Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.

“…breathtaking” The Guardian

Long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson also commands an enormous repertoire of more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. His ten-disc set of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Bridge Records, has garnered critical acclaim, including a GRAMMY® Award. He won First Prizes at the 1966 Busoni Competition in Italy and the 1968 Montréal Piano Competition, and his 1970 Gold Medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw brought him worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.

Mr. Ohlsson’s many recordings include works of Rachmaninoff, all the Brahms piano variations, and the complete works of Chopin. In recognition of the Chopin bicentenary in 2010, Mr. Ohlsson was featured in a documentary “The Art of Chopin.”

“This was pianism technically clear and confident, and unafraid to turn the finale of the ‘Appassionata’ (Beethoven) into a calculated frenzy.”  New York Times

“Mr. Ohsson dispatched the rippling passagework and crashing chords with authority and rhapsodic sweep. But this was an uncommonly elegant and lucid Rachmaninoff Third.”  New York Times

“The muscular grace of Ohlsson’s playing spoke volumes throughout.”  The Guardian

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