Guelph Musicfest presents pianist Robert Silverman
Vancouver pianist Robert Silverman performs an all-Beethoven Sonata Recital in Celebration of the composer’s 250th Birthday
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Silverman has performed in concert halls throughout North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia. Under the batons renowned conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, and the late Kiril Kondrashin, he has appeared with orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC (London) Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as every major orchestra in Canada.
Robert Silverman's comprehensive discography ranks among the largest of any Canadian pianist in history. His recent album of late Chopin works (on Isomike) was named the Best Recording of the Month by Stereophile Magazine in February of this year. His recording of Liszt's piano music received a Grand Prix du Disque from the Liszt Society of Budapest, while his widely-acclaimed 10-CD recording of all thirty-two Beethoven sonatas was short-listed for a Juno Award. A more recent set of Beethoven sonatas, performed live, is available on-line, and an integral recording of the Mozart sonatas was released in 2010, again on the Isomike label.
This concert was originally scheduled for June 12 but postponed due to travel restrictions.
Live concert at the Guelph Youth Music Centre and Digital Ticket available for Online viewing. Call 519-993-7591 or visit http://guelphmusicfest.ca