An Update on our Gilmore Artists & Gilmore Young Artists

November 9, 2020

Do you ever wonder what our Gilmore Artists and Gilmore Young Artists are up to? Once a year for our fall Key of G newsletter, The Gilmore catches you up on their latest projects, awards, and life events. Would you like to join our mailing list to receive this print newsletter? Contact us here.


Orli Shaham
1996 Gilmore Young Artist Orli Shaham released an album of three Mozart Sonatas in October 2020 on Canary Classics label. The album is the first volume in Shaham’s documentation of all 18 of Mozart’s piano sonatas.


1998 Gilmore Artist Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the works of Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak and Janacek on December 3 for the University of California, Berkeley’s “Cal Performances at Home” series. Andsnes was also featured on Bent Sørensen’s ‘Concertos’ album, released in March of 2020 on the Dacapo Records label, performing Sørensen’s “La Mattina”. The piece is inspired by Andsenes’s performance of J.S. Bach’s Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 639) in Vienna, Austria in 2007.


2002 Gilmore Young Artist Jonathan Biss released the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas box set on the Orchid Classics label in March of 2020. His album corresponds with the 250th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth in 1770.


2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter and husband, clarinetist Anton Dressler, welcomed a baby girl named Alma into their family in February of 2020.


Thomas Adès and 2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein released a recording of Adès’s composition, In Seven Days, in May on the myrios classics label. The live performance was captured in the Seiji Ozawa Hall as part of the 2018 Tanglewood Music Festival in Boston, Massachusetts. Gerstein was also nominated for and won the 2020 Gramophone Award for Contemporary for his contribution to Adès’s album featuring Adès’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.


2012 Gilmore Young Artist Conrad Tao was named as the artistic director of the 19th Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival, being held on March 24-28, 2021 in Irvine, California. He will also give three performances from Tao over the four-day festival.


2018 Gilmore Artist Igor Levit gave a live stream performance on May 30 of Erik Satie’s Vexations, a monumental piece consisting of a theme and two variations which are repeated 840 times. Beginning at 8 a.m., the performance lasted for 20 hours. The project was financed using the funds from the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award. He also recently released an album recorded during his quarantine, Encounter, on the Sony Classical label. Levit won the 2020 Gramophone Award for Instrumental for his album of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German Federation President for his contributions to German society.

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