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Fri, Sept. 16, 2016
 Vijay Iyer, piano
 solo jazz concert

Sat, Sept. 17, 2016
 Brentano String Quartet
 Vijay Iyer, piano

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016
 Juilliard String Quartet
 at Seligman

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016
 Juilliard String Quartet
 Tian Tian, piano

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016
 Harlem Quartet
 Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016
 Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
 Kevin Murphy, piano

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
 Alexander Ghindin, piano
 solo piano recital

Sat, Dec. 3, 2016
 Cavani Quartet
 Celino Romero, guitar

Fri, Dec. 9, 2016
 Robert Siemers, piano
 solo piano recital

Fri, Jan. 20, 2017
 Pacifica Quartet
 

Sat, Jan. 21, 2017
 Pacifica Quartet
 Christopher O'Riley, piano

Sun, Jan. 22, 2017
 Christopher O'Riley, piano
 solo piano recital

Sat, Feb. 11, 2017
 Danish String Quartet
 

Fri, Mar. 10, 2017
 Imani Winds
 "Classically Improvised"
 

Sun, Mar. 12, 2017
 Imani Winds
 "Tradition and Innovation"

 
Sun, Apr. 2, 2017
 Celino Romero & Friends
 
 

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017
 Anthony Marwood, violin
 Aleksandar Madzar, piano

Fri, May 5, 2017
 Lise de la Salle, piano
 solo piano recital

 

3 Alexander Ghindin, piano

Alexander Ghindin, piano

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8pm

Seligman Performing Arts Center
22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills

A native of Moscow, Alexander Ghindin has rapidly established himself as a major force on the international piano scene. In 1994 at age 17, he became the youngest winner ever of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition, later winning Second Prize at Brussels’ Queen Elisabeth Competition. He also won First Prize at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition and First Prize at the 2010 International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Alexander Ghindin has recorded over 24 CDs and annually performs over 100 concerts throughout the United States and Europe, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in the U.S., and abroad at London’s Barbican Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Paris’ Salle Gaveau and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, among others. 

Mr. Ghindin’s program bookends Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes with two colorful, programmatic works. Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli was written as an addition to his Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), the composer’s musical impressions of his travels to Switzerland and Italy.  Mussorgsky’s masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition was written as an homage to his friend, artist Victor Hartmann.  

"Mr. Ghindin ended by conquering the devilish demands of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, the highlight of the evening. The enthusiastic audience was rewarded with three encores."

The New York Times

Program:

Liszt: “Venezia e Napoli,” from Années de Pèlerinage, Vol. II
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Support

This concert is sponsored by Evola Music.

Pre-Concert Event

6:45pm, Free to ticket-holders.
A close-up look at Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, focusing on the drawings and watercolors of Viktor Hartmann that were the inspiration for the piece with M. J. Albacete, Executive Director Emeritus of the Canton (Ohio) Museum of Art and frequent lecturer of the Cleveland Orchestra.