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David Helfgott, Piano

Friday, June 17, 2022 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Pianist David Helfgott, the inspiration behind the 1996 film “Shine” (Geoffrey Rush receiving the Best Actor Oscar Award in 1997), performs his farewell concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1947, Helfgott is known to have had a schizophrenic disorder that required 12 years of treatment. His father began teaching him piano at age 5. At 19, he won a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied for three years.

Performers

David Helfgott, Piano

Program

J. S. BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"

ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto

LISZT Ballade No. 2 in B Minor

LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514

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