Music at Muhlenberg College
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Piano Series, 2012 - 2013
Friday, September 21, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Richard Goode has appeared with all the major American orchestras (New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Cleveland) and has appeared with the Orchestre de Paris, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Wiener Symphonikier, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Bamberger Symphoniker, Hamburg Philharmonic and countless others. He gave a major residency at New York's Carnegie Hall throughout the 2005-2006 season, entitled "Perspectives," including solo and chamber recitals, Lieder recitals and concerto appearances with artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, the Brentano Quartet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Ivan Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra. An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Richard Goode has made moor than two dozen recordings over the years, ranging from solo and chamber works to Lieder and concerti.
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Joseph Kalichstein, who came to the United States in 1962, has had a 35-year distinguished career as a recitalist, a soloist with renowned orchestras and a chamber music performer. His diverse repertoire ranges from great classicists, such as Mozart and Beethoven, through imminent romantics, including Brahms and Chopin, to the great 20th-century composers, such as Bartok and Prokofiev. He has played under the baton of many celebrated conductors: Barenboim, Bernstein, Boulez, Conlon, DePreist, Dutoit, Mehta, Previn, Slatkin and Zinman, appearing with the orchestras of Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, London, New York, St. Louis, Tokyo and many others. He is a founding member of the famed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and has appeared with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets.
Friday, March 15, 2013 8:00 p.m.
Born in 1988, Nobuyuki Tsujii is a young Japanese pianist who is also an accomplished composer and legend. Blind from birth, he won the gold medal in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, tie for first place with Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang. Cliburn himself described Nobu's performance as "miraculous" and "divine," and other renowned pianists, such as Menachem Pressler, fully agreed with the great Texan. Tsujii had his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011 and has recorded over the last few years some of the greatest piano concerti ever written, including Tchaikovsky's First and Rachmaninoff's Second, as well as Mussogsky's Pictures in an Exhibition and Chopin's Etudes Op. 10. He has been performing all over the world as a recitalist, as well as a soloist under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, James Conlon, Eliahu Inbal, Valery Gergiev and others.
Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Starting her piano education at the tender age of three, Onay gave her first public concert when she was merely six, appearing on Turkish radio. At 16, she graduated from the famed Paris Conservatoire, winning the prestigious Premier Prix De Piano. Along the way, she won many international competitions, including the Thibaud (Paris) and the Busoni (Bolzano). Appearing in about 70 different countries, Onay has performed on practically all of the world's major stages, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Paris' Salle Gaveau, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and many others. She is particularly known for her performances of the music of Frederic Chopin; in 2007, she received a State Medal by the Polish Nation in recognition of her Chopin interpretations. She has recorded over twenty albums and was named Pianist of the Year in the 2011 Donizetti Classical Music Awards.