Shai Wosner & Gilles Vonsattel: Music for 2 Pianos 4 Hands, at Merkin Hall
Thursday April 27, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$30
Part of the Piano Dialogues series
Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire – from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today – reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who note his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered).
A “wanderer between worlds” (Lucerne Festival), “immensely talented” and “quietly powerful pianist” (New York Times), Swiss-born American Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions as well as the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, he has in recent years appeared with the Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
W.A. MOZART – Cavatina from Le nozze di Figaro
arr. Shai Wosner
FRANZ SCHUBERT – Fantasia for piano four hands
CLARA SCHUMANN – Albumleaf on Ein feste Burg
CLAUDE DEBUSSY – En blanc et noir – Claude Debussy
JOHANNES BRAHMS – Selections from Waltzes Op. 39
MAURICE RAVEL – La Valse