The Stamford Symphony presents Grammy award winning pianist, Garrick Ohlsson for an exclusive recital on Saturday January 31 at 8pm. The Garrick Ohlsson Recital will take place at Stamford’s Palace Theatre. His program is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the death of Alexander Scriabin where he will be performing a selection of works by the composer that bridged the romantic and modern eras. He will be also be performing works by Scriabin’s Russian counterparts, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
In continuation with our partnership with The HARTT School of Music, three outstanding piano students from the HARTT School have been chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a master class with Garrick Ohlsson the day prior to his recital. The piano students will each choose a piece of music to perform and will receive a 40 minute personal coaching session. In addition, the students will also be able to sit in on the sessions of their peers. “This is a rare opportunity for music students to be coached by a pianist of this caliber and is an experience they will always remember” – Barbara Soroca, CEO and President, Stamford Symphony
“Garrick Ohlsson is the most versatile of America’s important pianists” – The Boston Globe
Garrick Ohlsson began his piano studies at age 8, locally at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains. By age 13, he entered the Juilliard School, in New York City. In 1970, Mr. Ohlsson won the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw (he is the single American to have done so). This triumph brought him worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and most recently in 2014, he was the recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano performance from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. In 2008, Garrick Ohlsson received a Grammy award for best instrumental soloist recording.
Garrick Ohlsson has established himself as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. He also commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. Mr. Ohlsson has recently performed recitals in Montreal, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. His recent orchestral appearances include the Boston Symphony, orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Cleveland and the London Philharmonic. Mr. Ohlsson is also an avid chamber musician and has collaborated with the Cleveland, Emerson Tákacs and Tokyo String quartets.
Prokofiev Four Pieces, Op 4
Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Prokofiev Four Études, Op. 2
Scriabin Désir, Op. 57/1
Sonata No. 7, Op. 64
Étude in B-flat Major, Op. 8/11
Étude in D-flat Major, Op. 8/10
Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Ticket Info: Tickets starting at $22. Box Office: 203-325-4466 or stamfordsymphony.org.
Social: Post-concert dessert in the upper lobby of the Palace Theatre with pianist, Garrick Ohlsson. Only open to Stamford Symphony subscribers, $20 per person.
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