GILMORE KEYBOARD FESTIVAL APRIL 24 – MAY 10, Rafal Blechacz, Andrew Hsu, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

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Rafal Blechacz, 2014 Gilmore Artist, piano

“It would be hard to imagine a more persuasive or brilliantly played performance…”
The Times (London)

2014 Gilmore Artist Rafal Blechacz’s career has been on the rise since October 2005, when he became the uncontested winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. The first Polish musician in 30 years to win the competition, he was so far ahead of the pack that the judges decided against awarding a second prize. He’ll perform concertos by Mozart and Beethoven with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at the Festival Gala concert on May 3 and a solo recital in Chenery Auditorium the following week.

Bach           Partita No. 3
Beethoven  Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathétique”
Chopin        Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2
                   Two Polonaises, Op. 40
                   Three Mazurkas, Op. 63
                   Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

Tuesday, May 6, 8 PM  |  Pre-Concert Talk 7 PM
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo  |  $35, $25, $15

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Andrew Hsu, 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, piano

An honors graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, 19-year-old Andrew Hsu holds the Rising Star Annual Fellowship there, where he continues his graduate studies. Hsu is an accomlished composer and recently won the Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition in New York. He will perform a new work at his solo recital, and will make appearances with the Lansing and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

Chopin           Mazurkas, Op. 56
Andrew Hsu   Fantasy—first performance
Copland         Sonata (1941)
Mozart            Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K. 533/494
Barber            Sonata, Op. 26

Saturday, April 26, 2 PM  |  Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo
Sunday, April 27, 4 PM  |  Vicksburg Performing Arts Center, Vicksburg
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 PM  |  Kretschmer Recital Hall, Grand Rapids

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Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, piano

2014 Gilmore Young Artist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner makes his solo debut at the Festival in this recital featuring works by Liszt, Ravel, Chopin, and Beethoven, as well as one of his own compositions. Currently residing in New York, Sanchez-Werner is studying at The Juilliard School under Yoheved Kaplinsky, chair of Juilliard’s Piano Department. Sanchez-Werner is the youngest person to have been admitted to Juilliard as a full-time conservatory student.

Liszt                      Vallee d’Obermann
Ravel                    Alborada del gracioso
Beethoven            Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Sanchez-Werner  Chasing Serenity – first performance
Chopin                  Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61
Rachmaninoff       Moment-musicaux in B-flat Minor, Op. 16, No. 1
Ravel                    La valse

Sunday, April 27, 4 PM  |  First Wes Church, Battle Creek
Thursday, May 8, 2 PM  |  Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo
Saturday, May 10, 7:30 PM  |  First Methodist Church, South Haven

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THE GILMORE KEYBOARD FESTIVAL OPENS APRIL 24 AND RUNS THROUGH MAY 10.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.

 
 
 

 

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