Garrick Ohlsson – Cliburn Concerts 2015–2016

Cliburn at the Bass
Cliburn Concerts 2015–2016

April 5, 2016
Bass Performance Hall  I  Fort Worth, Texas

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110
SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (“Der Wanderer”)
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, op. 54
Etude in E Minor, op. 25, no. 5
Etude in G-sharp Minor, op. 25, no. 6
Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, op. 23

Since his triumph at the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition (the only American winner ever), pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, the Grammy® Award-winner commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. (To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.)

Marc-André Hamelin – Cliburn Concerts 2015–2016

Marc-André Hamelin
Cliburn at the Bass
Cliburn Concerts 2015–2016

October 6, 2015
Bass Performance Hall  I  Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

MOZART Sonata in D Major, K. 576
DEBUSSY Images, Book II
HAMELIN Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2011)
SCHUBERT Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

Marc-André Hamelin’s blend of startlingly original musicianship and virtuosity has earned him legendary status as a true avatar of the piano. Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar pianistic terrain, he is now recognized worldwide for the originality and technical brilliance of his performances of the classic repertoire. His career has been replete with accolades—among them nine Grammy® nominations, the 2014 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year, and the German Record Critics’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Writing in The New Yorker, Alex Ross praised his “monstrously brilliant technique and his questing, deepthinking approach” and called Hamelin’s hands “among the wonders of the musical world.”

Beatrice Rana – Cliburn Concerts 2013-2014

2013 Silver Medalist Beatrice Rana, returned to Bass Hall on September 30, 2014,  leaving Competition audiences riveted.

BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825;
CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 35;
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 6 in A Major, op. 82