February 24-25, 2018

 

Rossini, La Cenerentola Overture
        
Schumann, Symphony No. 1 (Spring)
        
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2
    

Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

American pianist Jon Nakamatsu continues to draw unanimous praise as a true aristocrat of the keyboard, whose playing combines elegance, clarity, and electrifying power. A native of California, Mr. Nakamatsu came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this distinction since 1981. Mr. Nakamatsu records exclusively for the prestigious Harmonia Mundi USA label, which has released eleven CDs to date. His all-Gershwin recording rose to number three on Billboard’s classical music charts, earning extraordinary critical praise.
 

Of his 2014 release, a solo disc of piano works of Robert Schumann, BBC Music Magazine states that “Nakamatsu clarifies Schumann’s mid-range saturated textures to a remarkable degree, reveling in its fantastic imaginings with rapier-like precision and effortless command.”

 

 

 

 

Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center
Pre-Concert Lectures with Assistant Conductor Joshua Bavaro Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.