Jan Lisiecki, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Friday, March 25, 2011
1:00 AM
Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts

Program

Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki made his orchestral debut with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the age of 9 and has since performed as a soloist more than 50 times with orchestras internationally. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Centre, Kaufman Hall, Salle Cortot and has shared the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman, James Ehnes and Emanuel Ax. Lisiecki’s 2010 debut CD features live performances of Chopin piano concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Howard Shelley, and was awarded the prestigious Diapason d’Or Découverte award in May 2010.

“perhaps the most 'complete' pianist of his age”
-BBC Music Magazine

Program Notes

Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 857
Ravel: “Ondine” from Gaspard de la nuit
Mozetich: “Prelude” from Three Pieces for piano solo
Chopin: 12 Etudes Op. 25
Bach: Wachtet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (“Sleepers, Awake”), BWV 645
Messaien: Two Preludes
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Chopin: Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
  Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, B. 49  ("Posthumous")
  Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22