Charlie Albright

Sunday, October 22

$39/$32

Event Description

Program:

Schubert: Impromptus from Op. 90
No. 3 in G-flat Major
– No. 2 in E-flat Major

Albright: Improvisation

Strauss/Schulz-Evler: Concert Arabesques on themes from “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”   

Kapustin: Variations, Op. 41  

Intermission

Chopin:  Etudes, Opus 25

 

The acclaimed pianist returns to the Emelin after a sell-out performance last year, where one of the highlights was an astounding improvisation so unexpectedly brilliant the audience was gasping! Hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity” who “made quite an impression” by the Washington Post, Charlie has been praised for his “jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality” by The New York Times. Recipient of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award, Albright won the 2014 Ruhr Klavier Festival Young Artist Award presented by Marc-André Hamelin (Germany) and the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

ACCOLADES:

“Albright displayed his virtuosity by performing an audience-­driven improvisation as an encore. Asking the crowd to provide a handful of pitches for him to use, he settled into a comfortable language living somewhere between Dmitri Shostakovich, Ravel and Frédéric Chopin.” Palm Beach Daily News

 

“Mr. Albright sailed through Chopin’s Opus 25 Études with a jaw-dropping technique.” The New York Times

 

“Albright leapt the most outrageous technical hurdles [of Chopin’s Opus 25 Études] – the whirring parallel thirds of No. 6, the berserk rage of octaves in No. 10 and the wind-swept Alpine desert of No. 11 – with a sense of dangerous self-abandon that was thrilling to hear.” The Washington Post

 

ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.charliealbright.com

 

Please join us for a complimentary glass of wine and a moderated discussion with the artist. (Timing to be confirmed)

 

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