The Gilmore

Garrick Ohlsson

Saturday, November 3, 2012
8 PM

Pre-concert Talk, 7 PM

Chenery Auditorium

Tickets – $65, $55, $40, $25
Student Tickets – $5

It would be hard to name a major pianist who possesses a larger repertoire or one who presents a more imposing figure at the piano than Garrick Ohlsson. The first American to win the international Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ohlsson has spent his career resisting any efforts to be pigeonholed with one composer or period of work.

And, at 6-foot-4, Ohlsson is a commanding presence known for his exceptional keyboard stretch (a 12th in the left hand and an 11th in the right). His physical size and strength lends itself to bravura playing, yet he is equally praised for his sterling performances of music from the Baroque and Classical eras.

A native of White Plains, New York, Ohlsson began his piano studies at the age of 8. He attended the Westchester Conservatory of Music and at 13 entered the Juilliard School. He was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994, and in 1998 he received the University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor.

Read a review of Ohlsson’s Kalamazoo concert.

This engagement was supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contribution from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Brahms Rhapsodies, Op. 79
Liszt Fantasy, S. 259
Granados Selections from Goyescas, Op. 11

Concert Program   |   Program Notes (PDF)