Award-winning pianist André-Michel Schub performs recital
SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present a recital by renowned pianist André-Michel Schub on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
January 6, 2010
Single tickets are available through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ patron services box office at 480-994-ARTS (2787) or online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
Described by The New York Times as “pianistically flawless” and “a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity,” André-Michel Schub has a gift for adding new and exciting interpretations to the standard musical repertoire. Schub has repeatedly performed with the world’s most prestigious orchestras. In addition to being the gold medalist at the sixth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1981, he also was the 1977 recipient of the Avery Fisher Recital Award and 1974 winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition.
Schub’s recital will include Mendelssohn’s Variations Sérieuses, one of the composer’s most important works; Brahms’ beloved Six Pieces, Op.118; Beethoven’s intensely emotional Piano Sonata, Op. 57, Appassionata; and Schumann’s ever-popular Arabesque Symphonic Etudes.
The 2009-10 Virginia G. Piper Concert Series is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and dedicated to the memory of Dayton Fowler Grafman, longtime Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts board member and supporter. He was also founder and curator of the Virginia G. Piper Concert Series.
The 2009–10 Virginia G. Piper Concert Series will feature two more performances by gold medalists from the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition:
Ralph Votapek, Gold Medalist – First Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1962) on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist – 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1997) on Sunday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale.