Brian Ganz Previews CHOPIN THE VIRTUOSO – Sold Out

SUNDAY, January 28th at 5:00 PM

2025 O St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tickets: $20 KF MEMBERS

Event by RSVP Only - Link to purchase tickets below

Brian Ganz previews his upcoming Strathmore recital, which features what he calls Chopin’s most “joyously, gorgeously challenging” music: The 12 Etudes, Op. 25.

In the Strathmore program, there will also be the rarely heard Rondo, Op. 16, the fiery First Scherzo, the lilting Nocturne Op, 37, No. 2, and more.

At the Kosciuszko Foundation preview, Brian will play excerpts from the program, answer audience questions, and take requests for favorite works of Chopin.

The concert is dedicated to the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Brian Ganz is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation. A laureate of the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competitions, Mr. Ganz has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Philharmonic (USA), the National Symphony (USA), the City of London Sinfonia, and the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Mstislav Rostropovich, Piotr Gajewski and Yoel Levi.

The Washington Post has written: “One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.” For many years, Mr. Ganz has made it his mission to join vivid music-making with warmth and intimacy onstage to produce a new kind of listening experience in which great works come to life with authentic emotional power.

As one of Belgium’s leading newspapers, La Libre Belgique, put it, “We don’t have the words to speak of this fabulous musician who lives music with a generous urgency and brings his public into a state of intense joy.”

The evening will also be the last opportunity to view the exhibition of the paintings by Helen Ciesla Covensky, a Polish-Jewish abstract expressionist and the mother of documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner, who will be among the guests.

Photo of Aviva Kempner with her mother’s artwork.

The exhibit runs through January 31st. 

Read more about the exhibit here.


Brian Ganz Previews Chopin the Virtuoso

Tickets: $20 KF MEMBERS; $30 NON-MEMBERS

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