GILMORE KEYBOARD FESTIVAL APRIL 24 – MAY 10 with Piotr Anderszewski, Llŷr Williams, Emanuel Ax

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Piotr Anderszewski, piano

“His [Anderszewski’s] Bach recital on Thursday was characterized by unabashedly personal interpretations that he delivered with persuasive intensity.”
The New York Times

Hear why our 2002 Gilmore Artist is highly regarded as one of the world’s great interpreters of Bach. Anderszewski takes advantage of the full range of timbres of the piano and often uses the sustaining pedal to allow notes to pool together like watercolors.

Monday, April 28, 8 PM  |  Pre-Concert Talk 7 PM
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo  |  $30, $20, $10

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Llŷr Williams, piano

“I love the huge variety of the music [Beethoven’s piano sonatas], not just between pieces but within one piece. That’s why I love playing the whole cycle.”
– Llŷr Williams on performing the complete Beethoven cycle

Playing all 32 Beethoven sonatas in public is said to be the pianist’s equivalent of an actor playing Macbeth, Hamlet and Henry V one after another! Williams accomplished that feat over the course of two weeks at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival. He’ll be in Kalamazoo to perform a selection of Beethoven’s sonatas over the course of three concerts. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2 PM  |  Beethoven Sonatas I
Saturday, May 3, 2 PM  |  Beethoven Sonatas II
Tuesday, May 6, 2 PM  |  Beethoven Sonatas III
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo  |  $20 general admission per concert

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Emanuel Ax, piano

“Thursday’s performance suggested how bracingly youthful Brahms’ music can sound…Ax was the driving force. The pianist is one of the world’s finest, and he played each piece with insight and consummate flair.”
San Jose Mercury News

Emanuel Ax writes:
I have loved the music of Brahms since I was a teenager. We listened to music on long-playing records, and I wore out two copies of the B-flat Piano Concerto played by Arthur Rubinstein. The more I got to know his [Brahms] music and his personal story, the more I admired both. I believe it was Herbert von Karajan who said in an interview that Brahms’ music is like “a deep well: You can keep drawing from it forever and never come to the bottom.” It remains a very true and potent image for me—I have been studying and practicing his music for 40 years, and wish that I had another 40 to understand it better.

Friday, May 9, 8 PM  |  Pre-Concert Talk 7 PM
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

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THE GILMORE KEYBOARD FESTIVAL OPENS APRIL 24 AND RUNS THROUGH MAY 10.
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