Sat, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of extraordinary interpretive and technical prowess.
Long known as one of the world’s leading performers of the music of Chopin, Ohlsson has mastered an enormous repertoire – more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century.
A prolific recording artist, his ten-disc set of the complete Beethoven sonatas has garnered critical acclaim, including a Grammy® for Vol. 3.
His 1970 Gold Medal triumph at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw – the only American to have accomplished the feat – brought him worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation.
In his own words
“I’ve performed…Chopin now hundreds of times with orchestras great and small,” he said. “Every time you play it, it such a challenging work that you have to work on it and inevitably think about it.”
“Because for me, it’s not that I consciously change the interpretation, but when I come back to practicing it I’m not the same person I was 40 years ago. I have different insights and different feelings, and I just bring all my experience to it.”
Join us for a special evening of beautiful piano music with one of the masters.