The March 29 concert with pianist Dénes Várjon has been canceled due to rapidly growing concerns for public health and safety surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). We regret the need to make this decision and look forward to a future season when Mr. Várjon can return to Minnesota.
The March 29 concert would have been our last concert of the 2019-20 season. We hope you will look ahead to the 2020-21 season, which will begin on October 4. More info about the new season’s concerts will be posted here in April. Please check this page again soon. Stay well, everyone!
Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov made his debut with us in 2014 as the winning Prize Laureate of Canada’s Honens Competition. His Wigmore debut earlier that year received a five-star review from The Telegraph as “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while.”
Native New Yorker Michael Brown is one of today’s most up-and-coming pianist-composers. Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center, he also received a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and first prize at the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition.
Returning to the series is Korean-born Joyce Yang, who first appeared with us in 2009. An honors graduate of Juilliard, she came to wide public attention as winner of the Silver Medal and other top prizes at the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition.
Winner of the 2017 Montreal Competition and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári belongs to Hungary’s ever-growing crop of outstanding musicians.
Making his second Chopin Society appearance is Dénes Várjon, one of Hungary’s pre-eminent musicians. A 1991 graduate of the Liszt Academy in Budapest, he studied piano with Sándor Falvai, chamber music with György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, and participated in masterclasses with András Schiff, a longtime supporter.
The Frederic Chopin Society is an international piano recital series serving the greater metropolitan area of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now in our 37th season, we present an array of world-class pianists, from exciting emerging talents and mid-career masters to some of the most distinguished names in music. Concerts are held in the beautiful and intimate Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College in St. Paul. Although programs often include works by Chopin, the Society enjoys a wide range of keyboard music from over three centuries.
Please visit the tickets page to order season tickets or single tickets. We invite you to learn more about each artist here on our website and to join us at the concerts!
— Mary Sigmond, President
— Tadeusz Majewski, Artistic Director
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