Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us at Corvallis – OSU Piano International. We wish you a music – and (hopefully) leisure – filled next few weeks as we look forward to 2019. The New Year immediately provides the requisite fireworks as extraordinarily gifted pianist Jeremy Denk takes on the magnificent LaSells Steinway on Sunday, January 13. This concert is considerably sooner than our usual winter slot, but when we found ourselves with the opportunity to get Denk, we jumped at the chance. This is the pianist consistently most requested by you, our audience, and we know you will consider this concert a “must-see.” Mark your calendar now!
Denk is the winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship (2013) and the Avery Fisher Prize (2014), and in 2016 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He performs across the United States and around the world to rave reviews. The New York Times calls Denk “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs.” He offers one of the most interesting programs we will have heard on the Steinway Piano Series, including sets of variations by Beethoven, Bizet, and Mendelssohn, a Liszt transcription of a famous Beethoven song cycle, and the extraordinary Schumann Fantaisie. I am eagerly looking forward to starting out my 2019 on such an inspiring note, and I hope many of you will join me in the LaSells audience for an unforgettable January afternoon.