Virtually Gilmore

A Series of Streaming and Archived Performances

April 22 – May 5

“We may have missed the 2020 Festival, but music from The Gilmore will continue.”
Pierre van der Westhuizen

Each day during the Virtually Gilmore series, we featured an archived performance selected from among The Gilmore’s many years of recorded concerts. Each was chosen as a stand out in terms of artistry and repertoire. Most performances are now available for streaming on our YouTube channel.

The Full Schedule of Performances

April, 2020

Wednesday, Apr 22

2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein’s performance of Debussy’s Préludes, Book I at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. (Recorded on Friday, May 4, 2018)

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Thursday, Apr 23

Sir András Schiff’s all-Schubert recital in Kalamazoo’s Chenery Auditorium as part of The Gilmore’s Piano Masters Series. (Recorded on March 11, 2017)

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Friday, Apr 24

2018 Gilmore Young Artist Wei Luo’s performance of works by Schubert, Ravel, Mozart, Chopin, and Balakirev on the Gilmore Rising Stars Series. Also included in the repertoire was Poems, a work she commissioned from contemporary American composer and pianist Marc Neikrug with funds from her Gilmore Young Artist Award. (Recorded on January 19, 2020).

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Saturday, Apr 25, Eastern
Premiere

2020 Gilmore Young Artist Maxim Lando’s performance of the program he planned to present at the Festival: Liszt’s complete Transcendental Études. The program was being recorded and streamed specifically for Virtually Gilmore.

Mr. Lando’s concerts and collaborations have brought him to the international stage quickly and decisively. At age 14 he performed with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in Saint Petersburg, and in 2018 he won first prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Mr. Lando currently studies in the pre-college division of The Juilliard School.

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Sunday, Apr 26

A performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, presented at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival by 2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter in collaboration with her husband, Anton Dressler (clarinet), David Bowlin (violin), and Amir Eldan (cello). (Recorded on April 27, 2018).

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Monday, Apr 27

Works by Schubert and Prokofiev performed by Lukas Geniušas in Kalamazoo’s Wellspring Theater as part of The Gilmore’s Rising Stars Series. (Recorded on October 20, 2019).

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Tuesday, Apr 28

A medley of Fats Waller compositions performed by the Emmet Cohen Trio on the 2016-17 Rising Stars Series. Emmet Cohen (piano), Russell Hall (bass), Kyle Pool (drums). (Recorded on October 16, 2017).

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Wednesday, Apr 29

A performance of works by Scarlatti, Lieberman, Chopin, and Schumann, as well as Haydn’s Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:24, presented by Hong Kong-born pianist Tiffany Poon. The concert launched the 2019-20 Gilmore Rising Stars Series. (Recorded on September 22, 2019).

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Thursday, Apr 30

A performance by Charles Richard-Hamelin of works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev in Kalamazoo’s Wellspring Theater on the 2019-20 Rising Stars Series. (Recorded on November 10, 2019)

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May, 2020

Friday, May 01

Frédéric Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 24, performed by acclaimed pianist Seong-Jin Cho on the Gilmore Rising Stars Series. (Recorded on February 19, 2017)

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Saturday, May 02
Premiere

Misha Galant’s performance at a reception held at Steinway Hall in New York on October 2, 2019 to announce his selection as a 2020 Gilmore Young Artist. The program includes works by Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff.

Having won prizes at multiple international competitions, including both the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior Competition and Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, Misha Galant has established himself as an outstanding new talent. He currently attends Columbia University and The Juilliard School, where he is studying piano and pursuing degrees in Data Science and Russian Literature.

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Sunday, May 03

The 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival appearance of Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Kalamazoo’s Chenery Auditorium. (Recorded on May 5, 2018).

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Monday, May 04
Premiere

A a new program consisting of three Beethoven sonatas, presented by 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Jonathan Biss, preceded by a short talk about the works. The sonatas were written throughout Beethoven’s life, offering a unique view of the composer’s continuum of work and a very special concert experience. Mr. Biss recorded the program specifically for Virtually Gilmore.

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Tuesday, May 05,
LIVE FROM BERLIN

2018 Gilmore Artist Igor Levit closed the series with a live performance from Berlin. He performed an emotionally charged program that attracted a live global audience of more than 900. The response to the all-Beethoven program was so overwhelming, Mr. Levit and his recording company, Sony Classical International, have allowed a portion of the performance to be reposted through June 10.

For future listening, please consider Mr. Levit’s recording “Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas,” (Sony) which is available on CD and vinyl, for streaming, and download.

Renowned for his interpretations of Beethoven, Mr. Levit released a highly-anticipated disc of all 32 sonatas in September 2019. He spent the early part of the 2019-20 season performing the sonata cycles and other repertoire in Europe prior to a planned tour in the US (including his performance at the 2020 Gilmore Keyboard Festival).

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